Luanda Bita Water Supply Guarantee (GU-P163610) & (WB-P163572)

Countries
  • Angola
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Luanda
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Nov 27, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Angola
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 658.00 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 Mar 7, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 28, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve access to potable water service in selected areas of Luanda mobilizing commercial financing for the Government of Angola.

The Bita water supply project is a national priority investment to expand and improve water supply service in the fast growing unserved urban and peri-urban belts of south Luanda. The Project consists of water production, transmission, storage and distribution investments including a water treatment plant with a production capacity of 3 cubic meters per second, 72km of gravity transmission pipelines towards Luanda, and storage and distribution systems in the suburban districts of Bita, Cabolombo, Mundial and Ramiros.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Pier Francesco Mantovani, Satheesh Kumar Sundararajan
Lead Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Borrower:
Ministry of Finance
Dr. Ciel da Conceição de Aguiar Cristovão
Director da Unidade de Gestão da Dívida Pública
ciel.cristovao@minfin.gov.ao

Implementing Agency:
EPAL - EPAL: Empresa Pública de Águas de Luanda
Ingra. Lourdes Tito
Project Director
projectobita@gmail.com 

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