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Kigoro Water Treatment Plant: Creating employment opportunities for locals in Murang’a County

The Kigoro Water Treatment Plant is a Ministry of Water project under Athi Water Services Board. The project is capable of treating 142,500 cubic metres of water per day intended for Nairobi Residents. Located in Murang’a County, Barasa Ongeti a Quantity Surveyor and Measurements Engineer for this project explains that the project is almost complete awaiting the arrival of water. He speaks of how employment for locals has been a major impact with 80% of the employees coming from the local areas and over 20 local sub-contractors and suppliers for material engaged in the project.15% of these employees were female considering that construction has been viewed upon as gender imbalanced.

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