|Approval Date||04 Sep 2013|
|Signature Date||28 Nov 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||25 Dec 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||25 Dec 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The project concerns the rehabilitation of wet ecosystems adjacent to the lake, while making possible the other socio-economic functions of the lake. It provides, as a priority, to establish infrastructures facilitating the storage of more water in the lake to meet the various needs including the revitalization of wet ecosystems, irrigation, the supply of drinking water to the benefit populations of several cities of the country including Dakar, the development of the fishing, the piscicultural, breeding activities etc. The availability of water in the lake and associated waterways will revive wetland ecosystems and spur sustainable economic initiatives that create jobs and eradicate poverty. The presence of water close to land suitable for agriculture is already attracting the interest of private investors who, alongside small-scale producers, are considering making the area another pole of development of export crops and using techniques that respect the environment.
The project aims to restore the ecosystems of Lake Guiers in order to guarantee in a sustainable way the performance of production systems and their resilience vis-à-vis climate change. The specific objectives of the project are: i) improvement of storage conditions and water quality in the lake in order to satisfy all uses (drinking water, agriculture, fishing, fish farming, watering animals, etc.); ii) the re-flooding of the Ndiael Special Wildlife Sanctuary (RSAN) to revive a Ramsar wetland World Heritage site now listed on the Montreux Record as endangered sites.
Project beneficiaries are estimated at over 200,000 persons in the project area and 3 million inhabitants of Dakar and other inland towns and villages who rely on the water supply network connected to the lake.
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|Last Update||29 Jan 2023|