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Sh482 Million Sewerage Plan

June 8, 2014

Felix Kipkemoi

The construction of a multi-million shillings sewerage plant for Bomet town is set start to before the end of June, Deputy Governor Stephen Mutai has said.

The plant is being implemented by the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme phase II at a cost of Sh482 up from the initial Sh40 million.

Mutai said the project, to be funded by World Bank, will give Bomet town and its environs a new lease of life by curbing pollution of underground water.

He said the town has not had a sewer plant for a long time. Mutai was speaking during the celebrations to mark the World Environment Day at Aisaik Primary School in Bomet Central on Thursday.

He said there is a need to protect the environment and called on residents to take lead role in conserving it. Mutai said the community based organisations, the environmentalists and residents should participate fully in ensuring the country's natural resources are not destroyed.

He said forest resources are the hardest hit by destruction. Nema county director Moses Morintat said in line with this year's theme, Raise your voice, not the sea level, they will plant more than 10,000 trees in Chepalungu forest. He said the project will be implemented in partnership with the county government and the Kenya Forest Service.

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Source: AllAfrica

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