Zimbabwe - Bulawayo water and sewerage services improvement project


Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Dec 2015
Signature Date 28 Jan 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 24,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Bulawayo Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project (BWSSIP), which was launched in October 2016, has the mandate of improving municipal water supply and sanitation services. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe. This City aims to reduce the city’s Non-Revenue Water (NRW), upgrade and rehabilitate the water distribution system, improve the sewer drainage capacity, rehabilitate waste water treatment facilities as well as strengthen community participation and buy-in. The proposed project’s emphasis is on rehabilitating and enhancing the water supply system, strengthening institutional capacity, enhancing service delivery efficiency and contributing to environmental improvement through rehabilitation of sanitation infrastructure. It is being implemented over a period of four years (2016 – 2019) and is expected to provide safe water and ensure safe disposal of sewerage, improve the efficiency of water and sanitation physical assets and enhance operations and financial efficiency of service delivery.

Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to improve water supply and sewerage services in Bulawayo. It entails the rehabilitation and upgrading of water production treatment facilities, water distribution, sewer drainage networks and upgrading and rehabilitation of wastewater treatment and disposal facilities.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the project are the Government of Zimbabwe, City of Bulawayo (CoB) and its population estimated of about 655,675.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE MINISTRY OF FINANCE & ECON DEVELOPMENT

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-E00-006
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe
Coordinates Location Name
-20.08333 28.5 Bulawayo District
-20.07362 28.50409 Cowdray Park