Mauritius- Technical Assistance and capacity development for Dam development


Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Apr 2014
Signature Date 15 Aug 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Oct 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Oct 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 300,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project will directly support the preparation of dam projects that will increase water production capacity for economic and social purposes. It will contribute to the water security commitment of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius (GRM) with the following objectives: to improve the water management system; provide sustainable drinking water for all users; minimize unbilled water; and increase storage capacity, which will help the country build resilience to climate change and variability. Its purpose is to strengthen the technical review capacity of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (MEPU) in the planning, design and implementation of dams. Three experts, namely an expert in geology, an expert in dam design and construction and a hydrologist will be recruited through this support. The latter will form the Dam Revision Panel (DRPoE) will be attached to MEPU and provide overall advisory services from onset of planning for project implementation through the initial phase of operations of the constructed facilities.

Project Objectives

The principal objective of this project is to enhance technical capacity of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (MEPU) by providing independent experts who will ensure the quality of dam planning, design, implementation and environmental, social and gender safeguards meet sufficient standard. Capacity of MEPU staff will also be enhanced through on the job training and technical workshops.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries are: the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (MEPU) whose technical capacity will be strengthened; MEPU staff whose capacity will also be improved through on-the-job training and technical workshops. Ultimately, people could also benefit from equitable and sustainable access to water and water use.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Extending
Government Of Mauritius
Implementing
Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MU-EAZ-001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name ASSEFAW Mecuria
Email m.assefaw@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritius