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Sierra Leone - Freetown Water Supply Rehabilitation Project – ESIA Summary
The Bank Group has been supporting the water sector in Sierra Leone since 1968, and todate the total Bank Group assistance to the water sector amounts to UA 32.66 million in six (6) operations of which four (4) were completed, viz: Freetown Sewerage study (1978-1980); Freetown water supply (1978-1982); Extension of Water Supply Network (1969-1973); and the Water Supply and Sanitation Study (2004-2009) that resulted in the on-going Three Towns Water Supply and Sanitation project which was approved in October 2010, and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project which was approved in September 2013. Supplementary financing to enhance the impact of the TTWSSP was approved by the Bank in March 2017. In addition the Bank approved, in December 2017, African Water Facility (AWF) financing for the Freetown Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan and Investment Studies. The outputs of the AWF operation will form the key inputs of the proposed Freetown WASH & Aquatic Environment Revamping Project. The four on-going operations are cofinanced by OFID, DFID, GEF and Develop2Build (D2B) program of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The operations are in line with Government priorities expressed in the PRSP III-Agenda for Prosperity, and the Bank’s extended CSP 2013-2019.