Development cooperation ,26.06.2018

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal, Completion Phase


Finland has in 2012 agreed to support Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal (RWSSP-WN II) with 13,7 million euros. The overall objective of the project is improved health and fulfilment of the equal right to water and sanitation services for the inhabitants of the Project area. In the last three years the Project has built 172 water supply schemes, which serve approximately 85 000 people. From the 14 districts in the Project area, only 3 are still without access to sanitation services. Finland will support the Project with an additional 1 million euro funding. The additional funding will increase the number of beneficiaries of the Project and guarantee the sustainability of the water supply schemes. With the additional funding (1 million euros from Finland and 1 million euros from Nepal) the overall budget of the Project for the years 2013-2019 will be 24,23 million euros, of which Finland´s share will be 14,7 million euros. The additional funding of 0,5MEUR applied for in 2018 will be directed to the project investment funds. The funds will be utilized to complete the already started water schemes, conducting Water Safety Plan-trainings and enhancing the capacity of the newly established municipalities' M-WASH-Units.

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Funding decision  26.06.2018

500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Basic drinking water supply 47%
  • Basic sanitation 39%
  • Water resources policy and administrative management 14%

Special target group

  • girls
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

FCG International Ltd



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