Swaziland- Mbabane Manzini corridor (Nondvo) multipurpose dam study

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Dec 2015
Signature Date 22 Mar 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 797,416
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Mbabane Manzini Corridor Multipurpose Dam Study aims ultimately to reduce poverty and increase economic growth. It will improve availability of water resources for the local populations livelihood as well as their productive activities. This project is of utmost importance for the country and fits into its national water resources development objectives and strategy, it is coherent with the Africa Water Vision. The project is also technically opportune and justified, given the foreseen domestic water supply shortage for the two cities of Mbabane and Manzini in the near future of South Africa and the Republic of Mozambique. Furthermore, the Mbabane Manzini Corridor Multipurpose Dam Study presents a holistic approach. It essentially involves consultancy services, as identified below: Component 1: Technical and Economic Feasibility Studies and Detailed Design Studies; Component 2: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study (ESIA); Component 3: Consultant and advisory services on Climate Change Resilience aspects, PPP and financing strategy, Transboundary rivers issues; Component 4: Study management, coordination, communication and consultation. The total estimated cost of the project is estimated at € 2,800,000 excluding taxes and duties.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to prepare a blueprint for the socio-economic development of the study area through water resources development and management for increasing water availability for multiple use.


The direct beneficiaries of the study are the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Swaziland Water Services Corporation and the Swaziland Electricity Company.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (MNRE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SZ-EAZ-002
Last Update 16 Jan 2020


Contact Details

Name ASSEFAW Mecuria
Email m.assefaw@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Eswatini