|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|
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.
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.
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.
Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Mauritius
Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities
|Last Update||17 Sep 2020|