The objective of the project is to strength institutions and policies to increase access and improve rural sanitation services in selected governorates in Egypt.
Phase 1 of the Program (SRSSP-1) is already under implementation by the WB. Phase 2, the SRSSP-2, is proposed to be jointly co-cofinanced by the AIIB and the WB, in both cases. The SRSSP-2 comprises a physical infrastructure component, which will provide sanitation services to about 175,000 households in 133 villages of five governorates; namely, Dakahliya, Sharkiya, Damietta, Menoufya, and Gharbiya. The works include:
The SRSSP-2 will also ensure that inhabitants of satellites located between the villages where the main sewers pass are also serviced. This will help to maximize the program’s development impacts. The SRSSP-2 also comprises a component to strengthen the related institutions and policies for the water and sanitation sector, by:
The WB would support both physical infrastructure and institutional and policy strengthening components.
The AIIB Bank would only support the physical infrastructure component.
AIIB Loan - 300
WB Loan - 300
Borrower - 94
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.