Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project (WB-P160911)

  • Botswana
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 2, 2017
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Government of Botswana
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 145.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 160.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 13, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project for Botswana is to improve availability of water supply in drought vulnerable areas, increase the efficiency of water utilities corporation (WUC), and strengthen wastewater management in selected systems. The project comprises of three components. The first component, improve availability of water supply and efficiency of services will support immediate and medium term investments and measures to mitigate the impact of the drought by improving availability of water in settlements that have experienced extended periods of rationing and or been forced to rely on water bowsers. The second component, improve wastewater and sludge management will support strategic investments in refurbishment and rehabilitation of wastewater treatment facilities, to protect surface and groundwater sources, and enable scaling up wastewater reclamation and reuse in Francistown and Lobatse through design and build contracts. The third component, sector reform and institutional strengthening will support reforms initiated under water sector reform program (WSRP) in 2009 by strengthening the institutional, policy, and legal framework as a means to improving long-term water security and increased efficiency of services. It consists of following sub-components: (i) sector reform; (ii) institutional strengthening and capacity building; (iii) forward planning - technical assistance and studies; and (iv) project management.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services Thataonaye Dedede Mr tdedede@gov.bw Water Utilities Corporation Mmetla Masire Mr mmasire@wuc.bw ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.