Zimbabwe - Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project - Phase 2

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Oct 2013
Signature Date 22 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 14,383,169.37
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed Project is a continuation of the Phase 1 UWSSRP. While Phase 1 focuses more on restoring water and wastewater treatment capacity, phase 2 complements Phase 1 by giving greater emphasis on improving both the water and sewerage network performance, strengthening commercial aspects and enhancing service delivery efficiency. The project is part of the Government priority investment area under the MTP 2011-2015. It is to be implemented as a stand-alone project in two stages. The first stage of the Project will comprise of preparation of technical and tender document for all four towns and implementation of activities for Harare. The second stage will be the implementation of the activities for Chitungwiza, Ruwa and Redcliff. The staging was necessitated to cater for the ongoing resource mobilization which will continue after the approval of the project. It will be implemented over a period of 36 months with a total cost estimated at USD 35.99 (UA 24.01) million.

Project Objectives

The Project will contribute to the health and social wellbeing of the population through improved provision of water and sanitation services. The specific objectives of the Project are therefore to: (i) protect public health through the provision of safe water and disposal of human waste, (ii) preserve water and sanitation physical assets, (iii) resuscitate capacity for improving water and sanitation services provision, and (iv) improve financial sustainability of water and sanitation services delivery in the urban areas of Harare, Chitungwiza, Ruwa and Redcliff.


The Project is expected to benefit nearly 1.9 million people residing in the four urban areas of Harare, Chitungwiza, Ruwa and Redcliff through an increase in the proportion of the population with improved access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, as well as improved hygiene.

Participating Organization

Zimbabwe Multi-donor Trust Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-E00-003
Last Update 13 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name ALEOBUA Boniface Osimua Yakubu
Email b.aleobua@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe
Coordinates Location Name
-17.8897 31.2447 Ruwa
-19.0333 29.7833 Redcliff
-17.8277 31.0534 Harare
-18.0127 31.0756 Chitungwiza