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.

 

    Location: Tanzania
    Region: Europe-Africa
    Market Sector: Water & Wastewater
    Client: European Investment Bank
    Status: Ongoing

    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.

    Physical monitoring

    • 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

    Compliance Monitoring

    • 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

    Procurement Supervision

    • 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
    • Assistance with complaints handling

    Our address

    Address:
    Lake Victoria
    GPS:
    -1.5260478234718522, 32.713529031250005

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