|Approval Date||10 Nov 2004|
|Signature Date||29 Nov 2004|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2012|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2012|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Water Supply & Sanitation|
|DAC Sector Code||14010|
The Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Program was designed to ensure the sustainable satisfaction of the drinking water and sanitation needs of rural populations in order to contribute to the improvement of their living conditions. It responds, on the one hand, to the Beninese Government's concern to ensure equitable development of the various regions of the country and to correct the shortcomings observed, in accordance with the new policy of decentralization and regional balance, and, on the other hand, to the African Development Bank Group's desire to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Initiative (RWSSI). This program should make it possible to ensure, by 2010, (i) the provision of drinking water to at least 50% of the rural population; and (ii) adequate sanitation for at least 40% of Benin's rural population and (ii) by 2015, (i) the provision of drinking water to at least 67% of the rural population; and (ii) adequate sanitation for at least 66% of Benin's rural population. The cost of the program, excluding taxes and customs duties, is estimated at UA 196.90 million. Its first phase, which should be based in the departments of Atlantique and Zou, includes the following components: (i) development of basic infrastructure; (ii) studies, supervision and control of works; (iii) information, education and communication (IEC); (iv) institutional support; and (v) program management.
The sectoral objective of the program is to ensure the sustainable satisfaction of the drinking water and sanitation needs of rural populations in order to contribute to the improvement of their health and socio-economic conditions by accelerating access to viable drinking water supply and sanitation services. The specific objectives of the program are to (i) improve the supply of drinking water to rural populations; (ii) ensure adequate sanitation for rural populations; and (iii) contribute to improving the performance of the rural drinking water and sanitation sub-sectors.
The beneficiaries of the project are the rural populations of the Atlantic and Zou Departments, NGOs in the area, local authorities, village chiefs and institutions.
African Development Fund
Government Of Benin
Ministère des Mines, de l'Energie et de l'Hydraulique
|Last Update||31 Jan 2023|
|Name||M'BAYE Elhadji Amadou|
|6.66667 2.25||Atlantique Department|
|7.25 2.16667||Zou Department|