Mali - Project to Supply Drinking Water to Bamako from the Kabala Locality (PAEP Bamako/Kabala)

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Oct 2013
Signature Date 26 Nov 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 50,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This project, which aims to develop drinking water infrastructure in Bamako, is also part of the Bank's intervention strategy in Mali, defined in the Transition Management Support Strategy Note (NSAGT-2013-2014). The project is expected to contribute to the production of an additional 144,000 cubic meters of water per day, to ensure drinking water supply for the city of Bamako. This volume represents 68% of current production, and will significantly relieve the beneficiaries of the water harvest, especially women. The current low level of drinking water supply in Bamako (36%) greatly justifies the realization of a such project. Pending a supplement to be provided by a second phase planned for 2020, it will increase this rate of access to 60%. In addition to the realization of a treatment station capable of producing the total projected daily volume, and equipped with a warning station to ensure the quality of the water produced, the project will finance (i) 8 water tanks with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 m3; (ii) a distribution network of 880 Km, representing 53% of the current network; (iii) 66,144 social connections, for the poorest households; and (iv) 1108 standpipes, especially in precarious neighborhoods, the multiplication of these standpipes and their approximation of users contributing to lowering the price of water for these vulnerable populations. The project cost, estimated at UA 238.943 million, will be co-financed with AFD, EU, EIB, WB, IDB, Italian Cooperation and Government. It will executed for 48 months.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable improvement of the living and socio-sanitary conditions of the urban populations of Bamako, through increased access to sustainable and quality services in Water Supply and Sanitation. Specifically, the project will significantly improve the drinking water supply of nearly 1.6 million people, or about 64% of the population of this agglomeration (50.4% of whom are women).


The project will benefit a population of about 1.6 million people, or 64% of the population of Bamako, 50.4% of whom are women. The project will also support the capacity building of the intervention structures, the Drinking Water Heritage Society (SOMAPEP-sa), the Drinking Water Management Company (SOMAGEP-sa), the Regulatory Commission for Water and Sanitation. Electricity and Water (CREE) and the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation (MEA). Project works will involve local SMEs and SMIs as well as young people through labor-intensive works (HIMO) for digging trenches and constructing standpipes.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
Direction Nationale de l'Hydraulique et l'Energie


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-E00-008
Last Update 19 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Name N'ZOMBIE Zounoubaté

Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
12.65 -8.01667 Ntomikoro
12.5733 -8.02907 Kalaban Koro
12.65 -8 Bamako