Kigali Wastewater Treatment Project


The Government of the Republic of Rwanda (GoR) sought finance through the European Investment Bank (EIB) towards the implementation of the Kigali Wastewater Treatment Project with an initial capacity of 12,000 m3 per day, the first centralized project of its kind in Rwanda. The project aims at protecting the environment of the Kigali water catchments and the Nyabarongo River, which is discharging to the Kagera River and further into Lake Victoria. The works consist of gravity sewers, wastewater treatment works and maturation ponds located outside the capital city of Kigali. The Water and Sanitation Corporation WASAC was the promoter of this project.

The EIB initiated an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), a Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) and a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) for this project in accordance with relevant international standards. Jeroen Kool acted as Project Manager for this assignment. The final ESIA, RPF and SEP were issued in January 2017, and provided the EIB with a substantial foundation for completing the related Loan Agreement with the Government of Rwanda.

For more information, please contact: Jeroen Kool