Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Project (ADB-53395-001)

  • Timor-Leste
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Lospalos, Viqueque, and Same
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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 Timor-Leste
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 47.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 21, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 16, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The project will focus on enhancing water supply and sanitation services and providing infrastructure that will facilitate long-term sustainable and economic growth...The project will be aligned with the following impact: 100% service coverage for both water supply and sanitation by 2030 (footnote 2). The outputs will result in the following outcome: inclusive and sustainable access to water supply and sanitation services in participating cities achieved."

The experts hired by the project "will undertake the following: (i) technical assessment, identification of project scope and implementation arrangements; (ii) economic and financial analyses; (iii) climate risk assessment; (iv) procurement capacity assessment; and (v) social (including resettlement), gender, and environmental due diligence."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Tiago Ribeiro
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Public Works
Mercado Lama, Caicoli
Dili, Timor-Leste


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