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eSwatini - Manzini Region Water Supply and Sanitation Project – Appraisal Report
Manzini region is the most populous region in Eswatini. The water utility (EWSC) has been faced with a challenge to provide water supply and sanitation services to unserved areas in the Manzini Region, in particular the peri-urban areas of Nhlambeni, Manzini South, Mthongwaneni, and Mafutseni. The purpose of this Project is to improve the well-being of the inhabitants and spur economic growth in the Manzini Region through extension of the provision of adequate safe water supply and improved sanitation services. The objective of the Project is to meet the potable water requirements of Manzini and surrounding areas and reduce the risk of environmental pollution of the groundwater through provision of appropriate sanitation services. The project is based on development of more reliable and sustainable water sources in the area, and promotion of more environmentally friendly solutions for sanitation. The project is estimated to cost ZAR 807.53 million, to be financed by the Bank and the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini (GOE)/Eswatini Water Services Corporation (EWSC). The project will be implemented over a period of four years.