“The proposed Development Budget for 2019/2020 financial year is P17.03 billion. The Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, with a proposed allocation of P3.37 billion or 19.78 percent, takes the largest share, mainly to improve water supply and management in the country. Among the major water projects under implementation include the North-South Carrier 2 from Palapye – Mmamashia – Gaborone, meant to provide water to the southern part of Botswana, and various components of the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency project funded through a loan from the World Bank. Specific components of the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency project planned for implementation during the financial year include: Selibe-Phikwe-Serule Water Transfer Scheme; Ghanzi Township Water Supply Expansion; Rehabilitation of the Mambo Water Treatment Plant in Francistown; and de-sludging of Lobatse Water Treatment Ponds,” said Minister Matambo in his 2019/20 budget speech.
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