|Approval Date||21 Apr 1992|
|Signature Date||05 Mar 1993|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2001|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2001|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Water Supply & Sanitation|
|DAC Sector Code||14010|
The project forms the Phase VII water supply development works for the Blantyre Water Board (BWB). Blantyre is the largest city in Malawi and was the country’s capital until 1975 when the seat of the Government was transferred to Lilongwe. Blantyre is however still the country’s industrial and commercial centre. A total of 18,000 m3/day will be provided by the project. This will bring the total average water production capacity to 78,000 m3/day, which will be able to meet City’s water demand up to the year 2000 when additional supply will again be required. After its implementation, BWB will therefore have adequate time to plan and execute the next phase of water supply development. The Sanitation Masterplan Study will involve studying the existing sanitation situation in Blantyre, projection of the need for the service and then preparation of a masterplan covering a 20 years period. The masterplan will show a staged programme for sanitation development in Blantyre for that period.
The objective of the project is to augment the water supply system for the City of Blantyre so as to enable the supply to keep pace with the demand. The primary objective of the study is to initiate an organized and rational development of sanitation in the City of Blantyre. The study will culminate in detail designs of a project comprising the first phase of the programme and addressing the immediate needs for the services in the City.
The project will benefit to the whole population of City of Blantyre, estimated at 400,000. It will permit to meet the demand of all its consumers estimated to be a total of 485,675 in 1995 and expected to increase to 614,910 in 2000.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
BlanTyre Water Board
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|