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Guinea : Bank Group Supports Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

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Tunis, 10, May 2006 – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, has approved a grant of UA 1,000,000 (equivalent to US$ 1.47 million) to finance a study for the formulation of a national programme for rural water supply and sanitation (DWSS) in Guinea.

The objective of the programme is to improve the socio–economic and health situation of the rural population.

The first component of the study involves conducting a national inventory of rural water and sanitation works and equipment by the National Water Point Management Services (SNAPE) as a reliable basis for drawing up the National water Supply and Sanitation programme (NDWSSP). The second component deals with the formulation of the programme, making it possible to attain the sector objectives by 2015 as well as obtain the support of all the sector partners, to secure the effective funding of the measures to be programmed.

The project will help in meeting the water and sanitation needs of the rural populations and reduce water-borne diseases.

The total project cost is estimated at UA 1.090 million (equivalent to US$1.605 million). The ADF loan will finance 92% of the total investment and some recurrent costs. The Government of Guinea will contribute UA 0.090 million representing 8% of the total cost.

The Bank Group's operations in Guinea started in 1974.  To date, the cumulative commitment of the ADB Group in the country amounts to about US$ 715 million (equivalent to 1,454 GNF billion) in 71 operations.

Project Information Sheet

- Sources of financing: ADF, Government of Guinea a & beneficiaries

- Estimated start-up date and duration:  Sept. 2006 for 1 years

- Executing Agency: Ministry Of Water and Energy, acting through National Water Point Management Services (SNAPE)

- Procurement of Goods and Services:  The main computer equipment and positioning equipment will be procured through local shopping. The Consultants will be recruited through competitive bidding (ICB) in accordance with Bank Group Rules of Procedure.

*1 UA  = US$ 1.47106 as at 10/05/06

The full text of the appraisal report is available in the bank’s website, in line with the Bank Group’s new policy on disclosure of information:

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