In support of the government’s Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) that aims to improve water and sanitation services for the population, Mouhoun Water Agency (AEM) has launched a call for expressions of interest for the proposal of water and sanitation projects in Burkina Faso.
The projects involve the development of watersheds, the recovery of degraded lands, the development of river banks and water reservoirs, the protection, rehabilitation, and realization of hydraulic works for the mobilization of water resources, the realization or maintenance of facilities for the treatment of wastewater and the development of water access corridors.
They also involve the contribution to the mitigation of the effects of climate change, the management of conflicts related to water as well as the fight against invasive aquatic plants.
Proposal application for the water and sanitation projects in Burkina Faso
Proposals for the water and sanitation projects in Burkina Faso are expected to be submitted at the secretariat of the WEA General Management, in Dédougou on the road to Bobo-Dioulasso, no later than November 5th, 2021. The WEA Basin Committee will review and select the projects before February 20th, next year.
According to AEM, the call for expression of interest for the proposals of water and sanitation projects in Burkina Faso concerns public or private project owners, generally technical departments in charge of water and sanitation, agriculture, environment, animal resources, town halls of the communes, and which intervene in the area of competence of the AEM. Civil society organizations and local water committees may also bid.
Funding for the projects
The water and sanitation projects in Burkina Faso will be funded by Water Financial Contribution (WFC). Funding for the selected projects will be provided through a funding agreement signed between the WEA and the recipient structure. The agreement will specify the terms and conditions for releasing the grant and the conditions for justifying expenditures.
The selected projects will be carried out from March 1 to December 15, 2022.