Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) – Lenders’ Supervisor
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The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) Initiative was launched in 2004 by the Ministers responsible for water from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with the aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation in the ‘secondary centres’ within the Lake Victoria Basin.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) have signed two loan agreements with the Republic of Tanzania for an amount of EUR 45m each for the financing of 86% of the investment costs associated to the extension and upgrading of water supply and sanitation in the city of MWANZA and satellite towns (Misungwi, Magu, Lamadi), as well as sanitation in the towns of Bukoba and Musoma. The total project cost is estimated at EUR 105m, the Republic of Tanzania is financing the remaining EUR 15m.
MWH has been appointed Lenders’ Supervisor and will provide on-going, global and pro-active assessment of progress and risks ensuring enhanced high level monitoring, covering the Tanzanian town of Mwanza, Musoma and Bukoba – the three largest town on the Tanzanian shore. The project also includes three burgeoning satellite communities on the shore that are associated with Mwanza water utilities in vary degrees – Misungwi, Magu and Lamadi.
The majority of investments and activities will be dedicated to improvement of sewerage, sanitation and waste water treatment, with the specific objectives of improving living conditions .The present total population of the project area is approx. 1 million, with the number of people directly benefiting at project completion from either improved water or sanitation access being approx. 400-500.000.
Participation in selected Monitoring Committee meetings together with Head Office or Nairobi Lenders’ representative
Assisting the Lenders’ representatives in their monitoring of decisions-making and approval processes among the Ministries, City Councils, WSSAs and other stakeholders
Regular review of project implementation schedules prepared by the MWAUWASA PMU, MoW and contractors
Assist in the monitoring compliance of the requirements in the Finance Contracts and Project Agreements
Assist in monitoring of compliance with environmental and social safeguards
Specifically, spot checks, when required, of scheduled/foreseen implementation of E&S mitigation measures, including resettlement and contractors’ compliance with labour and OHS standards
Spot checks of other issues which might represent a potential risk to the project and/or the Lenders’ reputation
Tender observation for selected tenders, checking of compliance with EIB/AFD/national tendering rules and procedures
Review of Tender Evaluation Reports
Check contractual documents before signature
Disbursement verification and technical audit
Review disbursement requests and statements of expenditure
Checking of post-delivery/installation physical audit/inspection of conformity of equipment and works with contractual specifications
Ad-hoc assistance to the Lenders
Assisting the Lenders in their review of project procedures
Review of progress, timesheets, invoices from TA managed by the Lenders
Review of progress reports/studies subject to non-objections required by the Lenders