MBABANE MANZINI CORRIDOR MULTIPURPOSE DAM FEASIBLITY STUDY
- Reference: P-SZ-EAZ-001
- Approval date: 21/12/2015
- Start date: 05/04/2016
- Appraisal Date: 29/05/2015
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy
- Location: Mbabane
The ultimate goal of the project is to prepare a blueprint for the socio-economic development of the Mbabane-Manzini corridor through water resources development and management for increasing water availability for potable water supply, hydropower generation and irrigation. The main expected outcome is that the prepared investment reaches financial closure. The project's specific outputs are:
(i)The Project feasibility study, detailed design, ESIA as well as the Climate Change Resilience Assessment and the PPP feasibility and financing strategy are approved by MNRE;
(ii)Other riparian states do not oppose the project;
The purpose of the study is to prepare a blueprint for the socio-economic development of the study area through water resources development and management for increasing water availability for multiple use.
In 2015, the global rate of access to potable water supply in Swaziland was 74% and the sanitation coverage rate was 57% . However the water supply situation for the two main cities of Mbabane and Manzini and the neighbouring area requires immediate attention as water supply facilities currently operate at full capacity. Storage and treatment facilities will not meet the needs in the coming years, due to a number of major projects currently under development.
VERDEIL Daniel - RDGS4