Rwanda - Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program – Additional Financing

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2018
Signature Date 16 Jan 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 94,678,550.61
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is a supplementary loan operation to extend the Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program in Rwanda to other underserved areas. The initial phase of the program targeted the city of Kigali and the satellite towns of Rubavu, Rusizi, Nyagatare, Muhanga, Huye, Musanze and Karongi. This additional funding will cover water supply infrastructure in new areas that were not included in the initial programme funding due to lack of resources. These areas are located in the districts of Nyagatare, Gatsibo, Kayonza, Ngoma, Bugesera, Ruhango, Nyanza, Muhanga, Ngororero, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Karongi and Rutsiro. The additional funding will also support the provision of sanitation facilities in ten (10) schools and the improvement of the efficiency of some rural piped water supply systems. This operation also complements the Bank's private sector-financed Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project by connecting the water treatment plant to the city's water supply network. It will enable the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to provide improved water supply services to an additional 1.5 million people, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 5.4 million. The programme is being implemented over 6 years (including the implementation period of the current initial funding). Its expanded scope will help the country accelerate progress towards universal access to improved water supply and sanitation services by 2024, in line with the First National Transformation Strategy (NST-1). The total cost of the programme, including additional activities, is estimated at € 379.689 million, excluding taxes and duties.

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 the proposed additional financing, approximately 1.5 million more people (of which 0.7 million are in peri-urban/ rural areas) will be benefitting from improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-E00-012
Last Update 01 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name UMUKESHA Amandine

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda