Baghdad Water Supply and Sewerage Improvement Project (WB-P162094)

  • Iraq
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Dec 31, 2017
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Government of Iraq
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 210.00 million
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$ 210.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 12, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 19, 2017

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Project Description

The proposed project will support improvements in high-priority water and wastewater services that were identified in the recent Master Plan for Baghdad to help the (Mayoralty of Baghdad) MoB to improve its performance in water and wastewater service delivery. The proposed project combines institutional, technical and operational steps to be undertaken by the Baghdad Water Authority (BWA) and Baghdad Sewage Authority (BSA), while ensuring that they improve their financial situations. In addition, this project also aims to identify (and selectively address) key challenges and opportunities in the decentralized institutional framework in Baghdad in order to support decentralization in other parts of the country.

The project has 4 components:

  1. Institutional strengthening for water security and integrated urban water management (US$10 million). This component will support the MoB in operational and strategic decision making with regard to the city’s water security and water conservation.
  2. Investment in drinking water supply and wastewater infrastructure (US$190 million). This will cover:
    • Performance-based contract for non-revenue water reduction (US$20 million).
    • Rehabilitation of Dora water treatment plant (US$40 million).
    • Construction of the “R2” reservoir (US$70 million).
    • Rehabilitation of the Dora sewerage pumping station (US$15 million).
    • Rehabilitation of Habibiya sewerage pumping station (US$13 million).
    • Rehabilitation of sewage and storm water pumping stations in Rasafa (US$32 million).
  3. Project implementation and M&E component (US$10 million). This component willfinance a project implementation consultant (engineering, and construction supervision and quality control), feasibility studies for future projects (preparation of future priority investments for a water security project), andthe operational costs of the project implementation teams who will coordinate, implement, supervise andmonitor the project.
Investment Description

Contact Information

Implementing Agency:
Mayoralty of Baghdad
Eng Ibrahim Hussain
Deputy Mayor



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