Republic of Yemen

Development of Water and Wastewater Facilities

in Aden Governorate

Loan No.:

526

Interest Rate:

3.0%

Beneficiary:

Local Water and Sanitation Corporation in Aden Governorate (LWSCA)

Grace Period:

6 years

Project Cost:

KD 11.9 million

Maturity:

25 years

Amount of Loan:

KD 10.0 million

Repayment:

39 semi-annual installments

Date of Loan Agreement:

30/03/2008

First Installment:

6 years following the first disbursement

Date of Effectiveness:

09/09/2008

 


Objectives:

The project aims at raising the health status of the population and improving the environmental conditions in several areas in Aden Governorate. This will be achieved through the construction and rehabilitation of water and wastewater facilities in these areas. The project will minimise the environmental pollution, improve the effluent quality of the wastewater treatment plants, reduce leakage of drinking water and seepage from sewers. The project will also improve the water and wastewater services to the population, enhance the urban planning and support the investment climate in Aden Governorate.

Description:

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011, consists of the following major components:

  1. Reservoirs, Water and Wastewater Networks:
    1. Reservoirs: This includes construction of water reservoirs at Jabal Hadeed in Khormaksar with a total capacity of about 10000 m3, and a water distribution pipeline with a diameter of around 300 mm and a length of about 3 km.
    2. Water and Wastewater Networks in the Site of the Housing Societies: This includes construction of water networks with diameters ranging from 150 to 400 mm and with a length of about 58 km, and main sewers with diameters ranging from 300 to 500 mm and with a length of about 23 km.
    3. Water and Wastewater Networks in Bareigah: This includes construction of water networks with diameters ranging from 32 to 400 mm and with a length of about 42 km, and sewers with diameters ranging from 150 to 600 mm and with a length of about 22 km.
    4. Wastewater Networks in Ma'alla and Khormaksar: This includes construction of sewers with diameters ranging from 110 to 250 mm and with a length of about 10 km, and construction of 4 pumping stations needed to transfer the collected wastewater to the treatment plants.
  2. Wastewater Treatment Plants: This includes rehabilitation and improvement of the facilities in all three wastewater treatment plants located at Al-Areish, Ash-Sha'ab and Salah Addein in Aden Governorate.
  3. Technical Services and Institutional Support:
    1. Technical Services: This includes preparing studies, final detailed design and tender documents. It also includes pre-contract and construction supervision services.
    2. Institutional Support: This includes preparing studies needed to improve the performance of the corporation, procurement of equipment and tools needed to operate and maintain the water and wastewater facilities, in addition to conducting training programs for the local staff.

    Financing:

    The Arab Fund's loan covers about 84.0% of the total project cost. The Yemeni Government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional cost that may arise.


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