The African Development Bank (AfDB) will provide US$ 29.65 million to support urgent rehabilitation works – restoration and stabilization of water supply and sanitation services in the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Chegutu, Masvingo and Kwekwe. The Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project is one of two projects that have been identified for financing from the new Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund). AfDB launched the Zim-Fund on 7 March 2011, as a successor to the Zimbabwe Programmatic Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Zim-MDTF).
The Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project targets a total population of approximately 4.15 million people. The envisaged outcomes include: increased reliability, quality and availability of water supply in the project areas; restored wastewater treatment capacity; and reduced incidence of cholera and other water related diseases.
Donors’ commitments to the Zim-Fund currently stand at an equivalent of US$ 68.8 million. Donors so far include Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK (DfID) and Germany (KfW).
Source: AfDB – Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund