- The African Development Bank Group commenced operations in Mozambique in 1977.
- It has invested over USD 1.6 billion on concessionary terms in all sectors of the country’s economy.
- In the water and sanitation sector, the Bank has financed six projects and one study, for close to USD 88.02 million.
- The Bank’s funding in the water and sanitation sector is fully in line with the government’s Action Plan for Reducing Poverty (PARP) for the period 2011 - 2014 and the Bank’s 2011 – 2015 Country Strategy Paper for Mozambique.
- The Bank’s current project portfolio includes two on-going water supply and sanitation projects, accounting for almost 7 % of net commitments. The objectives are to improve the access, quality, availability and sustainability of water supply and sanitation services.
- Recent flagship projects in the water and sanitation sector completed with Bank financing in 2009 include:
- The Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation with 16.77 million USD funding
- The Urban Water Supply, and Institutional Support with 21.37 million USD fundin
- The Bank has also financed one preparation study for the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program through the African Water Facility (AWF).
- In line with the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy 2008 - 2012 and the Government Poverty Reduction Strategic Plan (PARPA II), it is anticipated that the Bank will continue to be a key development partner in Mozambique’s water and sanitation sector.
Recent and ongoing projects
- The Bank approved in April 2009 a USD 26.85 million loan for the Niassa Provincial Towns Water and Sanitation Project which seek to improve the access, quality, availability and sustainability of water supply and sanitation services in cities in this Province, one of the main challenges for Mozambique. The project areas are Cuamba and Lichinga in Niassa Province. It will consist of four components: (A) Institutional Development Support, (B) Water Supply Rehabilitation and Extension, (C) Sanitation Program and (D) Project Management and Audit.
- Other ongoing Bank interventions include:
The National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program: The project, approved in November 2010, complements the ongoing National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (PRONASAR) by various development partners.
The Bank is financing the program, through an AfDB Loan of USD 7.74 million, as well as a Grant of USD 7.20 million, from the Rural Water and Sanitation Supply Initiative RWSSI, in the Provinces of Nampula and Zambezia..
The objectives are to increase sustainable access to rural water supply and sanitation and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals targets of 70% coverage in rural water supply and 50% in rural sanitation by 2015.
The program will comprise four components: (A) Decentralized Planning Support; (B) Rural Water Supply Infrastructure; (C) Rural Sanitation Implementation, and (D) Alternative Technologies for Delivery of Services, which is further complemented by other areas of Program Management; Audit, and Technical Assistance.
The Bank is considering in its pipeline of projects earmarked for support in the next funding cycle, to support the Greater Maputo Water Supply Project, which is proposed by Government, to address the increasing water demand in Maputo, caused by the population growth from a figure of 1.2 million in 1992 to 2.0 million in 2010 and estimated 3.5 million of inhabitants in 2035. Other projects for consideration in the pipeline of Projects include support for the Prefeasibility and Feasibility of Government’s priority projects.
Latest update May 2013