Rwanda - Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Nov 2017
Signature Date 29 Nov 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 85,318,561.51
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The program supports infrastructure investments as well as institutional capacity development. It involves multiple water supply and sanitation sub-projects or interventions to be implemented in the City of Kigali and in the satellite cities of Rubavu, Rusizi, Nyagatare, Muhanga, Huye, Musanze and Karongi. The program focuses on the urban water and sanitation subsector to promote development in the identified key satellite cities and in the city of Kigali. Its benefits include: (a) improved reliability and sustainability of the water supply and sanitation services; (b) overall improvement of the public health situation in the target cities and their surrounding areas, as a result of more reliable improved water supply and sanitation services, and (c) an enhanced operation & maintenance (O&M) capacity of Water & Sanitation Corporation Limited (WASAC). The program is expected to be implemented over 48 months starting in January 2018, while European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda (GoR) will contribute 19.25% (EUR 45.000m) and 15.51% (USD 40.687m) respectively.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the program is to improve the quality of life and socio-economic development of the people and country by ensuring equitable provision of adequate, reliable and sustainable water and sanitation services for targeted cities with a view to promote economic growth and transformation. The program objective will be achieved through: 1) Water Supply Infrastructure and Services Improvement; 2) Sanitation Infrastructure and Services Improvement; and 3) Institutional Support.


The major beneficiaries are the population, business owners, small scale agriculture and industries including processing of agriculture products within the respective target cities who will benefit from improved service delivery and reliable access to water and sanitation, as well as WASAC, districts and private operators who will benefit from capacity development activities. Over the program horizon, about 1.1 million people will be provided with improved water supply services and 475,000 people will have access to improved sanitation services.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Rwanda
Water & Sanitation Corporation Limited (WASAC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-E00-011
Last Update 19 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Name UMUKESHA Amandine

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda