Rwanda - Drinking Water and Electricity Supply Programme (AEPE)

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Jul 2003
Signature Date 24 Sep 2003
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 73010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 17,664,037.46
Status Completion

Project General Description

The drinking water and electricity program is part of the Government's policy for the water and energy sectors. It aims to contribute to improving the standard of living of the people of Kigali through improved access to drinking water and electricity and the ripple effects on the rest of the economy. The program should allow: the construction of a sill and a diversion structure on the Yanze River; the rehabilitation of the Kimisagara water treatment plant; the equipment from 5 sources, 11 tanks, 11 pumping stations; the laying of 100 km of driving; the construction of 348 manholes, 8 food places and 80 fountains; the completion of 2,500 water connections and 1,500 electricity connections; the rehabilitation of 262 km of HV lines, 27 km of MV lines, 158 km of LV lines, 6 HV / MV substations; the replacement of 12 cabins and 52 kiosks; conducting two studies and; the training of Electrogaz staff. The program comprises five (05) components, namely: A) rehabilitation of the water supply system; B) rehabilitation of the electricity supply system; C) development in peri-urban areas and sensitization; D) studies; and E) Capacity Improvement and Program Management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the program is to contribute to the improvement of the standard of living of the populations and the promotion of the private sector. The specific objective of the program is to improve, on the one hand, the water and electricity supply of the city of Kigali through the rehabilitation of drinking water and electricity supply facilities and, on the other hand, the Electrogaz performance.


The beneficiaries of the program are the population of the city of Kigali (600,000 people) and its surroundings (15,000 people) and especially those who should have access to drinking water and electricity through the program. The ELECTROGAZ company and its staff are also beneficiaries of the program by improving its working tool and the working conditions of its agents. The other beneficiaries of the program are large consumers such as industrial and commercial units and some artisanal production workshops whose activities depend on water and energy, factors of production essential to the accomplishment of their activities. With the increase in Electrogaz's revenues because of the induced increase in sales of water and electricity, the Rwandan government, whose budgetary revenues, stemming from taxes paid by the company, is expected to increase, constitutes the other beneficiary of the program.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund
Government Of Rwanda
ElectroGaz Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-KE0-001
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name ALISSOUTIN Sandrine Moriehnikey

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-1.94995 30.0589 Kigali