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Sudan - Institutional Capacity Building for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation in Port Sudan - Project Appraisal (Approved)
The objective of the project is to improve the availability, reliability, and quality of water supply, as well as ensuring sustainability and equity throughout the city of Port Sudan, and to improve sanitation and hygiene practices to ensure improved health of all residents.Project out puts include:1) Emergency water supply rehabilitation works to address urgent need to improve the dilapidated water supply system; 2) Sanitation service expansionto put up a septage treatment plant whose absence iscurrently causing environmental and health risk; and 3) Institutional capacity developmentaimed at enhancing institutional capacity of the Red Sea State Water and Waste corporations.The project will improve water supply and sanitation service in the city of Port Sudanand benefitaround 600,000 people who will enjoy improved water and sanitation services. The project benefits include: (a) improved reliability of the water and sanitation services; (b) overall improvement of the public health situation; (c) an improved O&M capacity of Red Sea State (RSS) Water and Waste corporations; and (d) improved business environment for industries that rely on water and sanitation services.Consultation sessions were conducted with primary stakeholders, including waterusers, water vendors as well as decision makers to gather their concerns and opinions on the project’s benefits, impact and reflection of their priorities.The project cost is estimated at UA 27.668 million of which UA 14.018million is in foreign costs and UA 13.650 million is in local costs. The Transition Support Facility Pillar I will cover 54.29% of the project costs while the rest will be covered by the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Government.The project will be implemented over 54 months with a closing date of June 2022.