Activities in Seychelles

Overview & key elements of interventions

  • The African Development Bank Group commenced operations in the Seychelles in 1978.
  • It has invested over USD 125 million in the country’s economy, which includes a USD 12.5 million investment in the water and sanitation sector for Greater Victoria sewerage project and study for waste water treatment and disposal.
  • The Bank’s current portfolio in Seychelles includes the La Gogue Water Supply Study financed from the Middle Income Countries Trust Fund amounting close to a million dollar.
  • The Bank’s funding in the water and sanitation sector is fully in line with the National Water Development Plan 2008-2030 and the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper2011-2015.

Recent and ongoing projects

  • La Gogue Water Supply Study (08.12.2011): The Bank approved a US$900 000 financing from the MIC Trust Fund in December 2011 to undertake the La Gogue Water Supply Study which has been identified as one of the priority projects in the Water Development Plan (WDP). The aim of the study is to help the Government of Seychelles undertake the preparation of follow-on investments as recommended by the WDP to address the chronic water shortage on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles. It will specifically support the feasibility study and detailed designs for (i) increasing the storage capacity of the La Gogue dam reservoir; and (ii) improving the La Gogue distribution system. A consultant has been hired and the study is ongoing with expected completion by September 2013.
  • Water Supply Development Plan (2008): The Seychelles received a EURO 1 million grant from the African Water Facility to finance this project intended to formulate a plan for the three main islands of the Seychelles to attract the necessary water project investments to meet the demand up to year 2030. The development plan was completed and approved by the Government of Seychelles in 2011. The plan proposes priorities of investment to improve water supply in the short, medium and long term. It also proposes ways to improve performance and service delivery of the service provider and improve demand-side management to reduce water usage.

Latest update May 2013