Afghanistan Water Supply and Sanitation Services and Institutional Support Program (WB-P169970)

  • Afghanistan
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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 31, 2020
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Government of Afghanistan
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  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 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)
$ 230.00 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 Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 12, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "The proposed program will support projectstoimprove the people access to water sources and sanitation services in selected areas in Afghanistan. The activities included under the proposed phase 1 project aretargeting priorities for improving access, quality and reliability of water supply services, reducing water demand and NRW, optimizing operating costs with the objective to improve the AUWSSC and Kandahar Strategic Business Unit(KSBU)’s performance. The proposed project will include fourcomponents: Component 1: Water Supply Infrastructure and Efficiency Improvements; Component 2: Sector Reform, Institutional Strengthening, and Capacity Building; Component 3: Project Management and Monitoring; and Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response Component."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund US$ 180 million

Contact Information

World Bank
Sana Kh.H. Agha Al Nimer, Maximilian Leo Hirn, Mir Ahmad Ahmad
Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Implementing Agency
Afghanistan WaterSupply and Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC)
Hamid Yelani, General Director


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