Rwanda - Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2015
Signature Date 24 Nov 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 14,239,127.17
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Kigali Bulk Water Supply (KBWS) Project is Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Government of Rwanda (GoR), represented by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Water, Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), the government water utility company and Kigali Water Limited (KWL). This is the country’s first Independent Water Producer project on a large scale in the continent. The project scope involves the development, design, financing, construction and operation of 40,000m3/day Bulk Water Facility (BWF) south of Kigali in Rwanda. The scope of the BWF shall comprise of; a water treatment plant, a well field with 38 wells, three pumping stations, pipelines and three storage reservoirs. Under the PPP arrangement, Kigali Water Limited will supply bulk water to the Water and Sanitation Corporation, which WASAC then sells to the local consumers.

Project Objectives

The project is expected to have strong development outcomes by: 1) providing clean potable water to the population therefore contributing to improving public health, 2) addressing Rwanda’s growing demand in industry sector for reliable water, 3) economic growth due to improved productivity particularly for women and redeployment of Government budgetary savings to the Health sector and other economic sectors.


The direct beneficiaries of the intervention are Kigali Water Limited (KWL), the Government of Rwanda (RGO), as well as the people.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-E00-008
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-2.1115 30.048 Ntarama
-2.0922 30.083 Kanzenze
-2.0151 30.1075 Gahanga