PROJECTS

Kigali Bulk Water Supply Infrastructure

The problem

Kigali’s water supply infrastructure was under strain because of its rapidly growing population. With intermittent water supply and most people only served by communal stand posts, the city needed to increase capacity. The Government of Rwanda sought to develop a new water source through a US$78 million bulk water supply PPP. Although the project was economically viable, it had not secured enough funding to reach financial close.

How we helped

We prepared an application for viability gap funding (VGF) to the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) showing that the project was economically viable and in need of US$6.5 million to become financially viable. We also showed that the project would increase private sector investment for infrastructure, as well as improve access to infrastructure services, both in terms of additional connections and improvements in services.

Impact

TAF approved the VGF and granted US$6.5 million to reduce up-front costs. The project closed and became Rwanda’s first water PPP, winning the Water Deal of the Year at the 2018 Global Water Awards. The new water source will deliver 4 million liters per day of potable water to Kigali. This will allow the utility to expand water coverage rates and improve reliability without raising tariffs: 150,000 customers will benefit.

The client

Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Metito

Our team

Andrew Sprott

Andrew Sprott

Practice Leader
David Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt

Chief Executive

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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