Baseline Survey Report Assessment and Determination of the Project Status for Nol-Turesh Loitakitok Water and Sanitation Company Limited (NOLWASCO)

Name of Client:

Water Sector Trust Fund/World Bank

Location:

Makueni County

Contract Period:

Septemer 2016 – June 2018

Actual Description of Services:

Nol-Turesh Loitakitok Water and Sanitation Company Limited (NOLWASCO), received funds from the World Bank through the Kenya Urban Water and Sanitation Out Put Based Aid Project implemented by Water Services Trust Fund.

Services Provided by the Firm Staff.

NOLWASCO is an institution registered as a limited company mandated to provide water and sanitation services to the residents of Sultan Hamud, Emali and Kasikeu Township areas. The towns are located along the Mombasa road in Makueni county, part of Sultan Hamud and Emali Towns fall within both Kajiado and Makueni Counties while Kasikeu town lies within Makueni County.

The company supplies water to the towns through a two (2) inch PVC pipe line branching off from the existing 550mm diameter gravity main pipe line from Nol-Turesh springs in Loitokitok, which takes bulk water to Machakos, Kajiado and Mavoko towns. Overtime, population pressure in the target towns has increased the water demand. Therefore, NOLWASCO seeks to address the problem through the implementation of the subproject. The scopes of works include extension of water supply infrastructure in Sultan Hamud, Emali and Kasikeu towns with an ultimate target of connecting 4,000 IWCs, 2 water tanks and 8 public water kiosks.

Services Provided by the Firm Staff.

  1. Establish the subproject baseline for the WSP (NOLWASCO) whom expressed interest for financing under the OBA, against which the outputs linked to subsidy disbursement, will be measured and verified as claimed by the WSP.
  2. Confirm that the subsidy eligibility criteria have been met,
  3. Verify subproject costs,
  4. Report the findings to the WSTF and make a recommendation for payment of subsidy to qualifying WSPs.
  5. To undertake a baseline survey of each WSP to determine the technical, financial, environmental and social soundness and viability of the proposed sub project
  6. To verify the target areas under Maji Data and if not in Maji Data, to check whether they exhibit characteristics of a low income area either as an urban poor or rural area.
  7. Document the output targets to be achieved by the subproject investment against which subsidy funds will be disbursed and ensure the project works do not exist and are not in place
  8. Check that the proposed areas meet the pro-poor targeting method under the project and proposed investment cost and subsidy are within the cap
  9. Assess the reasonability of the projected investment costs
  10. Carry out a socio-economic survey to help assess the project impacts at a later stage

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