Malawi - Blantyre water supply phase vii and sanitation master plan study

Project Summary

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
Commitment U.A 7,199,677.21
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
BlanTyre Water Board


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-E00-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Malawi