Congo - The Brazzaville and Pointe Noire Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Sep 2009
Signature Date 10 Nov 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,750,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Brazzaville and Pointe Noire Sanitation Project addresses a major concern aimed at strengthening access to sanitation and promoting hygiene and Government’s intention to ensure sustainable and equitable human development, and enhance the people’s living condition. It stems from the Brazzaville and Pointe Noire Drinking Water and Sanitation Rehabilitation Study financed in 2007 by the African Water Facility (AWF). The project should contribute to the development of sanitation infrastructure and an overhaul of the sanitation sector and strengthen Government and donors’ action in the water supply sub-sector. The project should help: (i) improve sustainable access to sanitation; (ii) improve health conditions and hygiene-related behaviour; and (iii) protect the environment from pollution. The project is estimated to cost UA 21 million, net of taxes, including physical and financial contingencies. The project comprises four (4) components: (A) sanitation infrastructure development; (B) development of IEC programmes, studies and works monitoring, and supervision; (C) institution building; and (D) support to the Project Implementation Unit.

Project Objectives

The project's goal is to ensure sustainable access to water and sanitation to improve the socioeconomic and health conditions of Congo’s population. Its objective is to contribute to increasing sanitation infrastructure and improving hygiene in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire.


The project cover the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. About 100,000 additional persons should be served by family latrines in the two cities and 700,000 should benefit from stormwater drainage facilities in Pointe Noire. The combined 1.9 million population of both cities should benefit from IEC campaigns, public latrines and excreta treatment plants.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Congo
Ministère de l'Energie et de l'Hydraulique


IATI identifier 46002-P-CG-E00-002
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name ZALI ZALI Bruno

Geographic Location

Country Congo
Coordinates Location Name
-4.26613 15.28318 Brazzaville
-4.77609 11.8635 Pointe-Noire