Nigeria - Urban Water Sector Reform and Port-Harcourt Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Mar 2014
Signature Date 13 Mar 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 144,253,266.94
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This project is part of the implementation of the detailed plan for the rehabilitation and extension of the Port-Harcourt water supply system, which was developed in June 2011. This is the result of the Nigerian authorities' desire to adopt a viable instrument which can be used to attract funding, administer, and improve coordination of actors within the sector. The project, estimated at UA 225.56 million, is expected to start in 2014 and run for a period of five years. The project's expected outcomes include: (i) A rehabilitated and expanded water supply system, and sanitation facilities constructed; (ii) Support provided to the Port-Harcourt Water Corporation, with tariffs, management systems, and pro-poor measures implemented, and operations outsourced to a private operator; (iii) Hygiene, sanitation and environmental health promotion undertaken, and a Sanitation and Waste Water Management plan developed with resources mobilised for its implementation.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the project are to: (i) Provide sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the residents of Port-Harcourt city, and (ii) Strengthen the Federal Government’s capacity to reform the urban water supply and sanitation sector and improve service delivery across the country.


The main beneficiaries in Port-Harcourt are the 1.3 million residents expected to live in the project area by 2019 who will benefit from improved water services and sanitary conditions. On the Federal level, the project’s which will directly benefit the Federal Ministry of Water Resources as they will be able to lead the sector more effectively. Indirectly, urban residents in all States will benefit from improved performance of water utilities.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Port Harcourt Water Corporation


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-E00-007
Last Update 27 Sep 2020


Contact Details

Name SIFUMA John

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
10 8 Nigeria
4.73292 6.96919 Port-Harcourt