Third Water - Ambergris Caye (CDB-2018-AMBERGRISWAT)

  • Belize
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ambergris Caye
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Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 1, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Belize Water Services
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 7, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the CDB, the project will set up a safe, reliable and climate-resilient supply of potable water to residents and businesses on southern Ambergris Caye with gender-inclusive human resource management and improved communications of the Belize Water Services. More specifically, to enhance capacities of Belize Water Services to improve internal and external communication, public education, social outreach and stakeholder engagement, and to develop a Gender Policy and Operational Strategy (GPOS) for Human Resource Management in Belize Water Services by executing an institutional analysis of current human resource practices with regard to adherence to gender equality; conduct a gender sensitisation workshop with BWS staff; develop a GPOS; and carry out Training of Trainers. 

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Investment Description
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Private Actor Relationship
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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the company's website, Belize Water Services Limited is the national water and sewerage utility that was vested with the Assets and Liabilities of the Water and Sewerage Authority in March 2001. The company has issued share capital of forty million (40,000,000) shares with the Government of Belize, the majority shareholder, owning approximately 83% of the total shares; the Social Security Board holds 10% and the remaining 7% is held by some 1,400 minority shareholders. 

As stated on the firm's website, Shidaa Consulting is a project management and sustainable development consultancy based in the Caribbean.


Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Belize Water Services Client Water and Sanitation
- - - - Shidaa Sustainable Development Solutions Limited Contractor Technical Cooperation
- - - - The University of the West Indies Contractor Education and Health

Contact Information
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Client - Belize Water Services:

Address: 7 Central American Blvd, P.O. Box 150, Belize City, Belize
Phone: +501 222 4757

Contractors -

Shidaa Sustainable Development Solutions Limited:

Address: 14a Collens Road, Fairways, Maraval, Trinidad, W.I.
Phone: +18687109313

UWI Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business:

Address: Max Richards Drive, Uriah Butler Highway North West, Mount Hope, Trinidad, W.I.
Phone: +1 (868) 299–0218
Fax: +1
(868) 662-1411

Complaints about suspected fraud and/or corruption may be submitted to the Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability. Allegations may be made by a variety of sources including staff, consultants, contractors, and other persons who may consider themselves participants in, witness to or victims of wrongdoing.

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