Coverage of the SVTP:

Construction of the irrigation scheme will be done in two phases. Phase I covers the area from Chikwawa in the north to the edge of the Lengwe National Park. Phase II covers the area from south of Lengwe National Park along the Main Road to Bangula in the South. The water will flow by gravity without pumping through canals.

Some areas are not included in the project area. This may be because:

  • The area is located higher than the canal, hence, cannot be irrigated without pumping.
  • The soil is not suitable for growing crops under irrigation.
  • The area is a village where people have their houses.
  • The area is protected due to various reasons.
  • The area is a graveyard or cultural heritage site.
Coverage of the SVTP