Yemen Urban Water Supply OBA Al-Salabah

Research: Water Supply Planning and DesignLocation: Ibb, YemenClient: World BankAddress: Alexander E. Bakalian
World Bank
1818 H Street
Washington DC 20433, USA
Start Date: 2009Completion Date: 2010Duration of Assignment: 1yearApprox. Value: $55,000Total 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 BriefAl Salabah is located in the Al Dhohra District of Ibb city, about 1.4 km southwest of Ibb city center. It is on flat ground, Ibb Local Water and Sanitation Corporation constructed a water supply network in the Al Dhohra Al Soflah area in 2004 with a total network length of 5,000 meters using ducktail iron pipes (with 1”, 2” and 3” diameters). The water network covers around 20% of the existing area and about 300 households. Those not connected to the LC network either rely on water from a private network or from water tankers. Those connected to the private network are charged YR 200 per m3 based on estimated consumption (typically 10 m3)Scope of ServiceThe 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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