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Lake Victoria WATSAN - Kampala Water

Eastern Africa
Grant Amount
EUR 14,000,000
Total project cost
EUR 212,000,000
Fully disbursed
PFG Lead Financier
PFG co-Financier

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 an interest rate subsidy of EUR 14m for subsidising AFD’s loan financing of EUR 75m for the project. The loan contributes to the financing of the up-grading and rehabilitation of the existing water treatment, transmission and distribution systems, as well as the development of a new water system and water treatment plant East of Kampala. These activities are in their implementation stage and are expected to be finalized by 2020.


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