Central African Republic - First Sector Sub-Programme for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangui and Four Prefectures

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Oct 2012
Signature Date 06 Dec 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 9,762,411.39
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the First Sector Sub-Programme for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangui and Four Prefectures. The intervention in Bangui will be carried out in two phases. A first phase, to be carried out over a period of 6 months, will consist of emergency work to rehabilitate pumping and water treatment stations, complementary to those financed by the World Bank. In a second phase, the sub-programme will finance the preparation of the studies of Preliminary Summary Projects (PSA) and Detailed Preliminary Projects (DPP) and Tender Documents (DTP) for the priority tranche identified following the study of the Bangui City Water Supply Master Plan. The sub-programme sought to: (i) restore the nominal drinking water production capacity of the only pumping station in Bangui by raising it from 750 m3 /hour to 1,500 m3 /hour; and (ii) increase drinking water and sanitation coverage rates from 28% and 1.7%, respectively, to 67% and 10% by 2015 in the targeted rural areas, while supporting the reintegration of people into their respective communities. The components of the sub-programme are: (i) institutional capacity-building; (ii) development of drinking water supply and sanitation infrastructure; (iii) sub-programme management, knowledge management and monitoring and evaluation.

Project Objectives

The objective of the first sub-programme is to contribute to improving the well-being of the population by increasing the rate of access to drinking water and sanitation.


The sub-programme will benefit a population of approximately 1,260,000 inhabitants, including 1 million in the city of Bangui. The female population concerned will represent 52.7% for rural areas and 50.2% for the city of Bangui. The sub-programme will increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation from 23% to 67% and from 1.7% to 10% respectively in 2018 in rural areas. For Bangui, the nominal production capacity of the Oubangui station will be increased to 1,500 m3 /h in 2016. The work will generate 660 permanent jobs, 40% of which will be for women. Training in facility maintenance and mobilizing the population to contribute financially will help reduce the failure rate of facilities from 20% to 5% in 2019.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Direction Générale de l’Hydraulique (DGH); Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances


IATI identifier 46002-P-CF-E00-005
Other IATI identifier CA-3-M012945001
Last Update 04 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name ZALI ZALI Bruno
Email b.zalizali@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Central African Republic
Coordinates Location Name
7 23 Haute-Kotto
8.41667 20.6667 Bamingui-Bangoran
5.75 19.0833 Prefecture de la Kemo
7.08333 19.25 Prefecture de la Nana-Grebizi
4.36122 18.555 Bangui