|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|
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.
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.
African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Port Harcourt Water Corporation
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|