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The project will focus on supporting water supply infrastructure investments to address the water security challenges in water demand in Zones 2 and 3 of the Lowlands, comprising Maputsoe, Hlotse and surrounding settlements above 2500 people. This will be achieved by increasing availability, reliability, and access to water for domestic and industrial purposes thus supporting economic development, public health and improving the area’s resilience to climate change impacts such as prolonged droughts. It will also support comprehensive sanitation planning for urban and rural areas, including identification and preparation of high priority investment plans for Maputsoe and Hlotse that could be implemented by GoL through a separate operation. In addition, the project will support a range of sector institutions to more effectively manage their respective policy, regulatory, and service delivery mandates. There is focus on improving WASCO’s financial and technical performance with the introduction of an output-based incentive system supported by a Change Management program.
Finally, the project includes a CERC to support mitigation of sector-related risks such as major droughts should they arise. The project will have Four Components summarized below: