Malawi - Nkhata Bay Town Water Supply and Sanitation

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Oct 2018
Signature Date 06 Dec 2018
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 10,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Nkhata Bay Town Water and Sanitation Project (NBTWSSP) is part of the Malawi's Government priority investment area and will be implemented as a stand-alone investment project by the water utility – Northern Region Water Board. The project will focus on the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply system and improvement of sanitation infrastructure and hygiene practices in Nkhata Bay Town and surrounding rural settlements. It comprises the following three components: (i) Water Infrastructure Development; (ii) Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement; and (iii) Institutional Capacity Building and Project Management. The project is planned to be implemented in 48 months beginning in January 2019.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the achievement of the country’s goals as stipulated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS-III, 2017 - 2022) and Malawi's Vision 2020. The project development objective is to improve the health and livelihoods of the residents of Nkhata Bay Town and surrounding areas through access to potable and sustainable water supply and improved sanitation services.


At completion of the project by end of 2022, the project will benefit 60,000 people directly in the Nkhata Bay Town and surrounding areas and additional 220,000 people will benefit indirectly whose administrative, social and economic needs depend on services offered from Nkhata Bay Town. The project will have a direct positive health benefit, enabling improved education opportunities for women and school age children, productive/livelihood opportunities created and employment through expanded service and improved private sector activities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-E00-011
Last Update 16 Jan 2020


Contact Details

Name PHIRI Lazarus Botoman

Geographic Location

Country Malawi