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Rwanda

Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project

$9.97 million
Water & Wastewater
Project Brief
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Project Facts

Project Facts

Project Facts

Rwanda
Strategic Priority Area
IDA
Guarantee Holder
Metito Utilities Limited
Investor Country
United Kingdom
Environmental Category
B
Date SPG Disclosed
November 17, 2015
Projected Board Date
December 18, 2015
Project Type
Non-SIP

Project description

On March 29, 2018, MIGA agreed to issue up to approximately US$9.97 million in guarantees covering equity and quasi-equity investments by Metito Utilities Limited of the United Kingdom for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a greenfield 40,000m3/day bulk water facility to be located in Kanzenze, in the southeastern part of Kigali. The guarantees are issued for a period of up to 20 years against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, and breach of contract.

The proposed project consists of a water treatment plant, a well field, pumping stations, pipelines, and storage reservoirs.

 

Environmental Categorization

The project is a category B under MIGA’s Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability.

 

Development Impact

The main expected development impact is to increase access to water in Kigali, which suffers from an acute water shortage.

This is the first public-private partnerships in the water sector in Rwanda and one of the few bulk water public-private partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa. As such, it will have an important demonstration effect.

MIGA’s support for this project is aligned with the agency’s priorities of supporting investments into countries eligible for financing from the International Development Association.