THE US$355 million water and sanitation project by the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) in surrounding townships is progressing well, says public relations manager Topsy Sikalinda Mr Sikalinda said there had been continuous reports of water shortages in the areas where construction works were taking place. The project which was funded by the United States government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation targeted areas such as Mtendere, Kalikiliki, Kamanga, Ndeke, Kwamwena, Vorna Valley, Ng’ombe, Chipata and SOS East. He expressed confidence that the works would be completed on time and that there would be improved water supply and sanitation in these areas. He said that the works been carried out under the supervision of the water utility company were progressing well. Mr Sikalinda said that the works would include a complete overhaul of the water and sewer lines in the affected areas. “Our project is progressing well. We are replacing all the sewer and water pipes in selected areas of Lusaka such as Chipata compound, Mtendere and others. “Once the works are complete, we expect to see improved water supply and sanitation in these areas,” he said. Mr Sikalinda also disclosed that Lusaka’s Meanwood area had also become a construction site following the handover of the land to Government. He said that the land previously belonged to a private entity, but now Government had taken over ownership and the contractor was on site connecting the area to the LWSC pipe lines.