Rwanda - Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Nov 2017
Signature Date 29 Nov 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 90,577,846.24
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)
Energy Water and Sanitation Authority EWASA


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-E00-011
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Benson Bumbe NKHOMA

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-1.93912 29.7181 Muhanga District
-1.50763 29.6066 Musanze District
-1.68126 29.3293 Rubavu District
-2.57016 29.0754 Rusizi District
-2.1296 29.3617 Karongi District
-2.51704 29.696 Huye District
-1.94995 30.0589 Kigali