Improving Urban Water Service Delivery in Burco and Hargeisa Water agencies

Project name: Technical Assistance enhancing good water governance practices and providing an enabling environment for investment and Public-Private-Partnership to the Hargeisa and Burco Water Agencies and to the Ministry of Water Resources.

Project location: Somaliland (Hargeisa and Burco).

Donors : European Union.

Duration: 30 months; June 2011 – November 2013

Action cost: Euro 1,020,000

Partners: Hargeisa Water Agency and Burco Water Agency.

Description : The project addressed the Ministry of Water Resources, Hargeisa Water Agency and Burao Water Agency with a set of capacity building initiatives, technical and infrastructure assistance. The project designed Burco 25-year Master Plan and 8-year Industrial Plan, HWA tariff policy & regulations. The project, among others, implemented water works to introduce 2,600 cum/day of fresh water for Hargeisa and Burco, the study of six new aquifers and the construction of Haraf-Ayaha Water Supply System (WSS) in collaboration with HWA.