Gabon - Integrated drinking water supply and sanitation programme - First Libreville Integrated Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-Programme (PIAEPAL) – Drinking Water Component

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Oct 2018
Signature Date 07 Feb 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 58,093,843.9
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Libreville's first Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-Programme (PIAEPAL) is part of Government's programme to develop the Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS) sector. The achievements envisaged under this vast programme stem from the ambition to guarantee, by 2025, sustainable universal access to drinking water and sanitation in a healthy and improved living environment nationwide. PIAEPAL aims to strengthen and improve drinking water and sanitation services in Greater Libreville. It will cost UA 200 million. The Government requested funding from the Bank for the drinking water component of this sub-programme, which involves building the institutional capacity of the DWSS sector, reinforcement and a 280-kilometre extension of the drinking water network in Greater Libreville comprising the Libreville, Akanda, Owendo and Ntoum municipalities, and preparation of the next phase in the form of a project. The total cost of the component to be financed by the Bank is UA 96.95 million. It is scheduled to be implemented over a 4-year period.

Project Objectives

The main objectives of the subprogramme are: (i) to contribute to the growth of drinking water supply infrastructure with a view to improving the living conditions of the populations of Greater Libreville (Municipalities of: Libreville, Owendo, Akanda and Ntoum); (ii) contribute to ensuring a better quality of drinking water supply in Grand Libreville through (a) improving the rate of return of the distribution network and (b) strengthening the capacity of the various actors to transformation of the sector.


The project will generate considerable and tangible positive socio-economic and environmental benefits for the 920,000 inhabitants of Greater Libreville and the natural environment. It is expected that 300,000 additional people, or 31% of the city's population, will have access to drinking water as a result of the network extension works. With the project, the drinking water access rate for the Libreville urban population will increase from 55% to 90%. In addition to Libreville residents, the project will benefit local industries and other production and service structures such as government departments, including the Ministry of Water and Energy, the Ministry of Works, barracks, the Service Company, schools and hospitals. Other beneficiaries will include economic operators that will execute works and provide services during project implementation.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-GA-E00-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name DIAGNE Djibril

Geographic Location

Country Gabon
Coordinates Location Name
0.385 9.51 Commune of Libreville
0.283333 9.5 Owendo
0.61667 10.8 Ntoum
0.66638 9.49656 Pointe Acanda