Technical launch of the Sustainable water supply and sanitation program and workshop

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Technical launch of Sustainable Water supply and Sanitation program and workshop

To allow the Government of Rwanda to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2020 Vision in water supply and sanitation services, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other partners including Africa growing Together Fund (AGTD) and European Investment Bank (EIB) financially supported the country to develop Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.

SDGs adopted by Rwanda have set the year 2030 as the target timeframe to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all (100%). This ambitious target calls for a comprehensive tool to guide the implementation of effective water and sanitation (WATSAN) projects and maximization of effectiveness and efficiency of future investments. This resulted to a grant agreement between Government of Rwanda and AfDB, financing the Development of National Integrated water supply and sanitation master plans.

Technical launch of Sustainable Water supply and Sanitation program and workshop

To avoid possible delays in program and Project implementation, the Government of Rwanda and AfDB held a 3-day workshop to acquaint key PIU members with Bank rules and procedures.

The objective of the workshop was to undertake the launch of the program and induct key project implementation staff in the Water and Sanitation Corporation Limited (WASAC) and other stakeholders in program management, environmental & social safeguards requirements, and disbursement and procurement procedures to acquaint them with Bank procedures. In general, the mission took on a workshop format, where the various components and facets of the program were discussed

 Program Priorities: 

Component

Component Description

1.  Water  Supply      Infrastructure

and  Services       Improvement

Ø  Construction of Gihira II Water Treatment Plant capacity 15,000 m3 / day and Rehabilitation of existing Gihira Water Treatment Plant capacity 8000 m3/day.

Ø  Rehabilitation, upgrading and extension of water supply network in Kigali City and peri – urban areas (512 km), construction and upgrading of Nzove Water Treatment Plant with additional 55,000 m3/day for Kigali City.

Ø  Rehabilitation, upgrading and extension of water supply distribution networks in the 6 secondary cities of Musanze(town 18.9 km; peri-urban 192 km), Rubavu(town 129 km; peri-urban 140 km), Muhanga

(town 77 km; peri-urban 117 km ), Nyagatare( town 40.5 km; peri-urban 166 km), Huye ( town 40 km; peri-urban 160 km)  and Rusizi

(town 39  km; peri-urban 120  km).

Ø  Studies for future investments (Muhanga, Karongi  and Ngoma WTPs and water supply in Bugesera, Gatsibo and Kayonza).

2.    Sanitation        Infrastructure

and Services         Improvement

Ø  Construction of Kigali centralized sewerage system and installation of sewers to the existing buildings in the areas concerned.

Ø   Construction of 4 fecal sludge treatment plants and 4 modern solid waste management landfills in secondary cities of Rusizi, Karongi, Musanze and Rubavu.

Ø  Rehabilitation and upgrading of semi-centralized sewerage systems in Kigali Estates.

Ø  Feasibility and detailed studies for rehabilitation and upgrading of semi-centralized sewerage systems in Kigali Estates.

Ø  Provision of latrines for public places (schools, health centers).

Component

Component Description

3.  Institutional Support

Ø  Capacity development on operation and management in water supply and sanitation infrastructure and service delivery;

Ø  Study for construction of water & wastewater testing central laboratories and training center for WASAC.

Ø  Construction of water & wastewater testing central laboratories and training center for WASAC.

4. Program management

Ø  Program management support (audit, operating expenses, procurement of vehicles etc.)

Ø  Land acquisition.