Malawi - Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Oct 2015
Signature Date 10 Dec 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 3,600,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project (MIUWSP) for Mzimba Town is to contribute to the achievement of the country’s goals as stipulated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS-II, 2012-2016) and Malawi's Vision 2020 by improving the health and livelihoods of the residents of Mzimba Town, students and staff at the new Mombera University through access to potable water supply and improved sanitation services. The project to be financed by the Bank, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Government of Malawi (GoM)/Northern Region Water Board (NRWB), is estimated to cost UA 16.39 million, and will be implemented over a period of 4 years beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Project Objectives

The project development objective is to increase access to reliable and sustainable potable water supply and improved sanitation services for the socio-economic growth and development of Mzimba Town and the country.


The project will focus on the rehabilitation and expansion of Mzimba water supply system and improvement of sanitation infrastructure and hygiene practices. The estimated additional population who will be reached with potable water is 48,000 and 31,000 persons will benefit from sanitation and hygiene project interventions including pupils in public primary schools. It is expected that about 52% of the beneficiaries will be female. In addition, the project will create more than 450 jobs including 275 for the youths in construction works and sustainable catchment management.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-E00-007
Last Update 07 Aug 2020


Contact Details

Name PHIRI Lazarus Botoman

Geographic Location

Country Malawi
Coordinates Location Name
-11.9 33.6 Mzimba