Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (ADB-52226-001)

  • Papua New Guinea
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Vanimo, Kerema and Mendi
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 11, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank document, "the project will address poor access to water supply and sanitation in 3 provincial towns of PNG, Vanimo, Kerema and Mendi. The project will contribute to the PNG National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy which specifies a target of 95% urban access rates to a safe, convenient and sustainable water supply, and 85% of the urban population to have access to safe, convenient and sustainable sanitation"

Project's outcomes include: Urban water infrastructure constructed; Urban sanitation infrastructure constructed; Awareness of hygiene and hygiene behaviors improved; Institutional and project management capacity is enhanced.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Conroy, Alexandra L.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies Department of National Planning & Monitoring
Vulupindi Haus, P.O. Box 631, Waigani, NCD, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


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