Egypt: Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program, Phase-2 (AIIB-000052)

  • Egypt
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Dakahliya, Sharkiya, Damietta, Menoufya, and Gharbiya
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 1, 2018
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Arab Republic of Egypt
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Law and Government
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 694.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 11, 2018

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Project Description

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:

  1. construction of new or expansion/rehabilitation of existing wastewater treatment plants;
  2. construction and upgrading of pumping stations; and
  3. construction of integrated sewerage networks consisting of collectors and pumping mains.

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:

  1. improving the governorate-level water supply companies’ operational systems and practices;
  2. strengthening the national water and sanitation sector framework, including the sector's institutions, policy, and monitoring and evaluation
    framework; and
  3. introducing an Investment Project Financing (IPF) component for Technical Assistance on strategic sector issues.

The WB would support both physical infrastructure and institutional and policy strengthening components.
The AIIB Bank would only support the physical infrastructure component.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)

AIIB Loan - 300
WB Loan - 300
Borrower - 94

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