The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Zimbabwean government have signed a US $30 million grant agreement in support of the urgent water supply and sanitation rehabilitation project (UWSSRP) in the country. The UWSSRP is financed from the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (the Zim-Fund).
The agreement was signed on Friday June 10, 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal, by Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Tendai Biti and the AfDB’s Vice President for Operations, Aloysius Ordu.
Once implemented, the project will improve the state of the water and sanitation infrastructure in Harare, Masvingo, Mutare, Chegutu, Kwekwe and Chitungwiza, and benefit over 4.15 million people living in these cities.
The Zim-Fund was established in May 2010 and formally launched in Zimbabwe by the AfDB’s President, Donald Kaberuka, in March 2011. Contributors to the Zim-Fund include Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the AfDB.
For more information see:
Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project : project appraisal report, AfDB, Oct 2010. Download report
Related web site: AfDB – Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund
Source: AfDB, 10 Jun 2011