Multinational - Feasibility study of the Nyimur Multipurpose Water Resources Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Nov 2014
Signature Date 04 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 1,601,282.58
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present operation concerns the feasibility study of the Nyimur Multipurpose Water Resources Project which is part of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). The Nyimur river valley, located in the Aswa River Basin covers just over 31,000 km² in Northern, Eastern and Northeastern Uganda and in the Magwi county of Easter Equatoria state of South Sudan. The core scheme of the project consists of a 26 m-head dam and reservoir on Nyimur River and five (5) modules of irrigated lowland rice of approximately 5,105 ha. A mini hydropower plant with a capacity of 350 kW is included in the dam component. This study will establish a water resources information/knowledge base and institutional development of the target project area. It includes the following three components: (i) Consultancy services for Technical and Economic Feasibility Studies and Tender Design Studies; (ii) Consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP); and (iii) Project management, communication and consultations.

Project Objectives

The principal objective of this project is to sustainably improve both countries’ socio-economic development through water resources development and management for increased water availability for multi usages encompassing: flood mitigation, irrigation, electricity generation, fisheries development, and water supply. The project’s specific objectives are to: (i) Complete the technical, economic, financial and institutional feasibility studies of the project so as to ensure its viability; (ii) Complete an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and a Resettlement Action Plan for the project; (iii) Complete the tender design of the project and preparation of tender documentation for its construction; and (iv) Mobilize financing from donors for project implementation.


The populations in the Aswa River Basin are the main beneficiaries. At national level and after construction of the works, the service providers, various consumers of agro-products will also be indirect beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Actions Program – Coordination Unit NELSAP - CU


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-EAZ-041
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 12 May 2021


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