• Zimbabwe
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 9, 2015
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Government of Zimbabwe
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 33.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UAC 26.66 million
Converted using 2015-12-09 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS May 18, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the Government of Zimbabwe received financing from the African Development Fund toward the cost of the Bulawayo Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project.

The City of Bulawayo (CoB) with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) is improving and upgrading the water supply and sewerage services in the city with the aim of contributing to the improvement in health and social wellbeing of its population. The project’s emphasis is on rehabilitating and enhancing the water supply system and sewerage system, reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW), strengthening institutional capacity, enhancing service delivery efficiency and contributing to health and environmental improvement.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 26,660.000
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
Cofinanced: 24,000.000

Contact Information

Task Manager: ALEOBUA Boniface Osimua Yakubu, RDGS4


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