EU Global Strategy

Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project II – Delivering potable water to the poorest, in a sustainable manner

31/08/2020 - 06:13
Agriculture and Food Safety

 

PROJECT FACTSHEET

 

Title

Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project II – Delivering potable water to the poorest, in a sustainable manner

With the aim to provide more reliable and sustainable water supply in Dhaka while reducing the use of groundwater, the project provides investments for a new surface water system, for distribution network reinforcement, with a focus on connections for Dhaka Low Income Communities (LICs), and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (DWASA).

Duration

From December 2014 to December 2020

Budget (Euro)

EU contribution: EUR 5,2 million from the EU Asia Investment Facility (AIF)

Locations

Dhaka city

Implementing Organization (s)

Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA)

Objectives

Outcome (Specific Objectives) and Outputs (Expected results)

 

The project is part of a large scale multi-donor action, including funds from EU, AFD, EIB, DANIDA, KfW, for a total investment of EUR 476,200,000.00. It is one of the largest water supply infrastructures financed by the European cooperation worldwide, and it is committed to support the long-term transformation of the water sector in Dhaka. The EU contribution is funded through the EU Asia Investment Facility.

Continuing efforts to provide more reliable and sustainable water supply in Dhaka while reducing the use of groundwater, the project focuses on the following objectives:

  • Partially reduce the use of groundwater resources, and thus contribute to climate change adaptation.
  • Reduce the use of water from Sitalkhya river for Saidabad 1 and 2 Water Treatment plants within the next few years, to reach acceptable source water quality levels.
  • Reduce poverty through the delivery of a better water supply service, including in Low Income Communities.

Specifically, the project component financed by the EU mainly aims at supporting DWASA pro-poor development policy by financing the installation of legal water supply infrastructures in Low Income Communities (LICs), as well as reinforcing DWASA’s technical and organizational capacity in delivering cost-efficient and safe water supply to all Dhaka citizens.

Target group(s)

Low Income Communities (slums of Dhaka)

Final beneficiaries

2 million people to use improved drinking water sources, among which 250 000 people living in Low Income Communities

 

 

 

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