Mozambique Urban Sanitation and Drainage Project (WB-P161777)

  • Mozambique
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Government of Mozambique
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 135.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 135.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Dec 4, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 4, 2017

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the project objective is to increase access to sustainable sanitation services in urban areas of Mozambique.

The proposed project represents the first in a ‘Series of Projects’ (SoP) aimed at supporting the implementation of the National Urban Water and Sanitation Strategy and the Integrated Sanitation Program (PIS).

  1. Component 1. Investments in urban sanitation infrastructure and services ($85 million). This component will support increasing access to safely managed sanitation services in targeted cities16 through investments in sanitation and drainage. The component will finance the design, construction, and supervision of sanitation and drainage infrastructure in each targeted city as well as associated environmental and social safeguards assessments. This component will also finance preparation of investment plans, feasibility studies, engineering designs, environmental assessments, and other preinvestment activities for the next set of cities to be included in Project two of the SoP.
  2. Component 2. Strengthening municipal sanitation services ($20 million). This component will strengthen the capacity of the municipalities to provide sanitation services. The municipalities selected will be the ones that benefit from component 1 above.
  3. Component 3. Strengthening sanitation services in Greater Maputo ($15 million). This component will support investment and technical assistance to the municipality of Maputo for the provision of sanitation services. The component will support:
  4. Component 4. Strengthening national sanitation policy and project management ($15 million). This component will strengthen national capacity to (i) support planning, implementation, and monitoring of the national urban sanitation program and (ii) ensure effective project implementation.


Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

World Bank:
Shelley Mcmillan
Sr Water Resources Spec.

Republic of Mozambique

Implementing Agency:
National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DNAAS)
Nilton Trinidade
Director Nacional 

Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Management Agency (AIAS)
Rute Nhamucho


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 You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

How it works

How it works