Port-au-Prince Water and Sanitation Project III (IADB-HA-L1103)

  • Haiti
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Republic of Haiti
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 62.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 5, 2016

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Project Description
The objectives of this project are: (i) continue improving the financial situation of the Centre Technique d’Exploitation (water utility) of Port-au-Prince so that it does not operate at a loss; (ii) reduce the number of households in the Metropolitan Region of Port-au-Prince which do not have access to potable water services. This project is the third in a series of operations to improve water and sanitation in the Metropolitan Region of Port-au-Prince (See HA-L1044 and HA-L1075). The main rehabilitation site is along the route of a 24” water pipe in densely populated areas of Port-au-Prince (from Boulosse to Duquini). As an estimated 150,000 inhabitants will be affected by this project, the primary expected impacts are likely to be social. The current conduit will be rerouted and dismantled, which will affect how people from the surrounding areas access their water. It is also likely that small commerce activities will be temporarily displaced. During construction, the main environmental and social negative impacts could occur from pollution of ground and surface water, soil erosion, waste disposal, traffic interference, and occupational health and safety risks. The project has been classified as Category B.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The present project will be financed by a US$30 million grant from the IDB Grant Facility.
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).