This component of the overall Lake Victoria WATSAN initiative involves supporting the Uganda National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in up-grading existing water treatment, transmission and distribution systems, as well as developing a new water system and treatment plant east of Kampala. The total project cost of the Kampala Water and Sanitation project is estimated at 212 million Euros and will be financed through loans and grants from AFD, KfW and EIB, as well as equity from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. KfW, AFD and EIB are collaborating under the Mutual Reliance Initiative, with KfW as the Lead Financier, evidencing one of the ITF’s objectives, namely enhancing European co-financing. As defined under the Common Project Terms Agreement (CPTA), the five major project components are 1) the upgrading and rehabilitation of the Ggaba Water Treatment Plant Complex, 2) restructuring and rehabilitation of the existing distribution network and associated reservoirs, 3) extension of water supply in informal settlements, 4) construction of new Water Treatment Plant east of Kampala and associated network, and 5) accompanying measures like capacity development, operations management, network modelling, asset management, etc.
The EU-AITF is supporting this project with a technical assistance grant of EUR 8m for expert services to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC). The major services to be financed with this grant include studies for planning, option development, project preparation, detailed designs and hydraulic analyses. These activities are in their implementation stage and are expected to be finalized by end of 2018.