Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS Feb 23, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Jan 28, 2022
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According to bank provided information, the Project to Strengthen Drinking Water Production and Improve Technical and Commercial Performance(PRPTC) is the first phase of a new drinking water supply(DWS) programme. The objective of this first phase is to reinforce and secure DWS production in several urban centres (Tissa, Missour, Outat El Haj and Meknès) and to improve DWS technical and commercial performance. Indeed, the project which seeks to improve the supply of drinking water to more than 4 million inhabitants, will cost an estimated total of UA 120.8million (with Bank-financed activities costing UA 59.1million), over a period of 4 years (Beginning 2022 –End2025).Co-financing support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has been programmed for a second phase, under an AfDB-GCF co-financing arrangement (planned for 2022-2023) and relating to projects within the 2019-2023 investment program for the National Electricity and Drinking Water Authority (ONEE-BO).
The project is designed to strengthen access to drinking water for urban and neighbouring rural communities estimated at about 500,000inhabitants (50% live in rural areas). Through Components B and C (Improvement of technical and commercial performance), the project will benefit an estimated 4 million inhabitants spread over the cities and towns managed by ONEE-BO, with strengthened performance, particularly in the efficiency of distribution networks. Enhancing production and improving technical and commercial performance (controlling water quality, improving customer service in real time, and reducing non-revenue water) will benefit mainly the vulnerable population of cities and towns grappling with unsustainable water sources and inefficient water infrastructure. The project will also create about 1,500 temporary direct jobs (including 20% for women), 150 permanent direct jobs (including 30% for women) and 10,000 indirect jobs (including 35% for women).
Through Component A, the project will increase the production of drinking water for: (i) more than 140,000 urban inhabitants and about 100,000 rural inhabitants in the regions of Missour and Outat El Haj; (ii) more than 10,000 urban inhabitants and about 70,000rural inhabitants in the region of Tissa; and(iii) more than 25,000 urban inhabitants and about 100,000 rural inhabitants in the region of Moulay Idriss Zarhoune. The total population targeted by Component A will therefore be about half a million inhabitants, with more than half of them in rural areas. Under Components B and C, the beneficiaries are distributed throughout the territory and clearly determined at the beginning of each year, depending on the interventions that will be selected by the Regional Directorates of the ONEE-BO. The total number of beneficiaries is estimated at 4 million.
The project will cost an estimated total of UA 120.8million (with Bank-financed activities costing UA 59.1million)
Name BEN SASSI Belgacem
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