Rural and Small Towns Water Security Project (WB-P173518)

  • Mozambique
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 21, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 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)
$ 150.00 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 Jan 4, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Nov 11, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the objective of the Project is to increase access to sustainably and safely managed water and sanitation services in selected small towns and rural areas of Mozambique.

The project has four components;

  1. Component 1 – Foundations for Sustainability and Institutional Support (US$20 million). This component will focus on improving the enabling environment for sustainable water supply and sanitation
    services. The assessment of the current institutional framework and how to meet SDG 6 will be based, among others, on the following studies currently financed by the WB: (i) a Public Expenditure Review (PER) of the Water Sector, and (ii) an evaluation of the sector's Policies, Institutions and Regulations (PIR). 
  2. Component 2 – Rehabilitation, Construction, and O&M of Water Supply Infrastructure (US$100 million). Investments under this component would be carried out under select performance based contracting options. These will include the development of priority infrastructure to increase service coverage and improve operational efficiency of the water distribution systems.

  3. Component 3 – Sanitation Improvements (US$30 million). This component will support increasing access to safely managed sanitation services in targeted small towns and rural areas through investments, public awareness campaigns, and development of financing packages and incentives for families and public institutions (e.g., schools and health centers) to improve their sanitation facilities. The component will finance the design, construction, and supervision of sanitation infrastructure in selected small towns, with a focus on the way the facilities will be managed and operated, exploring PPP arrangements. The use of Performance-Based Conditions (PBC) will also be explored in this component.
  4. Component 4 – Contingent Emergency Response (US$0). Investments under this component will strengthen the Borrower's emergency preparedness and response and can be activated in case a natural disaster affects the country, like Cyclones Idai and Keneth in 2019, or to a crisis like Covid-19.

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World Bank:
Pierre Francois-Xavier Boulenger
Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Ministry of the Public Works, Housing and Water Resources (MOPHRH)

Implementing Agency:
Rute Nhamucho


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