Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Supply of Drinking Water to the Region of Aftout Elcharghi
(Supplementary Loan)

Loan No.:

683

Interest Rate:

2.0 %

Beneficiary:

National Water Company

Grace Period:

7 years

Project Cost:

KD 34.6 million

Maturity:

31 years

Amount of Loan:

KD 7.0 million

Repayment:

41 semi-annual installments

Date of Board Approval:

09/08/2020

First Installment:

7 years following the first disbursement

Date of Loan Effectiveness:

31/12/2020


Objectives:

The project aims at providing drinking water to residents of the region of Aftout Elcharghi located in the governorates of Alassaba, Gorgol and Brakna, by treating part of the water of Foum Gleita dam, and transferring it to the villages and communities in the project area. The project also aims at reducing the spread of diseases caused by consumption of contaminated water by the population, thereby contributing to the improvement of their living conditions, their health, and the environment.

Description:

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, includes the following main components:

  1. Water Production Facilities and their Connection to Villages in Elcharghi Area: This includes the establishment of a water intake on the existing Foum Gleita dam, a water treatment plant with a capacity of about 5000 m3/day, three reservoirs with capacities ranging between about 400 and 1000 m3, two water pumping stations with capacities of about 60 m3/hour and about 260 m3/hour respectively, laying of pipelines with a length of about 168 km and diameters ranging between about 110 and 350 mm, installation of about 180 public taps, in addition to the preparation of detailed studies and tender documents, along with the supervision of the implementation of this component.
  2. Water Transfer Facilities to the Villages in the Central and Northern Region: This includes the construction of three water pumping stations with capacities ranging between 50 and 270 m3/hour, the construction of two balancing ground reservoirs with capacities of about 500 m3 and 2500 m3 respectively, the construction of about 25 upper reservoirs for water distribution with capacities ranging between about 25 and 150 m3, the laying of main and secondary pipelines with a total length of about 227 km and diameters ranging between about 63 and 400 mm, the installation of about 270 public taps and 1500 home connections, in addition to the preparation of detailed studies and tender documents, and the supervision of the implementation of this component.
  3. Water Transfer Facilities to the Villages in the Western Region: This includes the construction of a water pumping station with a capacity of about 50 m3/hour, the construction of about 27 upper reservoirs to distribute water with capacities ranging between about 25 and 150 m3, the laying of main and secondary pipelines with a total length of about 510 km and diameters ranging between about 63 and 315 mm, the installation of about 350 public taps, in addition to the preparation of detailed studies and tender documents, and the supervision of the implementation of this component.
  4. Additional Works: This includes the construction of a floating water pumping station from Foum Gleita dam with a capacity of about 420 m3/hour, the construction of a water treatment plant beside the existing station with a capacity of about 5000 m3/day, the construction of a ground reservoir with a capacity of about 2000 m3, the construction of about five upper reservoirs to distribute water each with a capacity of about 25 m3, the laying of pipelines to pump water with a total length of about 44 km and diameter of about 400 mm, the laying of pipelines to distribute water with a total length of about 60 km and diameters between about 63 and 90 mm, and the installation of about 50 public taps. The works includes the preparation of detailed studies and tender documents, and assistance during call for tenders and bid evaluation, as well as supervision of the implementation of this component, and provision of institutional support to the entity implementing the project.

Financing:

The two Arab Fund loans, the first No. 570/2011 and the supplementary, cover about 43% of the total project cost. The Islamic Bank for Development contributed to financing the project with a loan equivalent to about KD 6.5 million (about 19%), the French Development Agency contributed with a loan equivalent to about KD 7.5 million (about 22%). The Mauritanian government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional project cost that may arise.


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