Yemen Urban Water Supply OBA Al-Qabel

Research:Water Supply Planning and Design

Location: Sana’a, Yemen

Client:  World Bank

Address: Alexander E. Bakalian
World Bank
1818 H Street
Washington DC 20433, USA

Start Date:2009

Completion Date: 2010

Duration of Assignment:  1year

Approx. Value: $55,000

Total No. of staff-months: 60

Associated Consultants (AC): ECA, UK

No. of staff-months by AC: 8

Involved Seniors:
Project Director: Paul Lewington
Coordinator: Hani Al-Sahooly

Project’s Brief

Al Qabel is located to the north-west of Sana’a, about 20 km from the city center. Though it is on the outskirts of the city, it is still effectively a large village – see (though labeled Al Qabil in the map). Public networks were introduced in 1973 with galvanized pipes in part of the village through community participation and this gradually expanded to other parts of the area and improved. In 2001 it was taken over by the local council and since then some improvements and extensions have been made.

Scope of Service

The objectives of the Yemen urban water OBA project are:

  • to provide a viable alternative approach to increase the coverage of the water supply and possibly also wastewater services in small urban and peri-urban areas
  • to leverage private sector management skills and financing, thereby reducing the role of the public sector in managing and funding urban water services.

Key indicators: The main development objective of increased access will be measured by the number of new individual household connections added to the system via the subsidy scheme.











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