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Reduce marine pollution due to wastewater discharge through the extension of the public sewerage network
by Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (MEPU) (Government)
(i) Objective:
To connect about 50% of the countrys population to the sewerage network by 2030.

(ii) Implementation Methodology:
Government provides resources of more than Rs 1 billion annually for the implementation of capital projects in the wastewater sector, which includes wastewater treatment plants, the laying of main sewer, street sewers and house connections.

(iii) Follow-up Mechanisms:
Annual indicators are monitored by the MEPU.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Wastewater treatment
March 2020
Pailles Guibies sewerage project Phase 2 - The objective of the project is to improve the sanitation level in the regions of Pailles, Les Guibies and the areas along the Pailles Junction Road up to GRNW and protect the ground water resources from any potential risk of pollution emanating from on-site sewage disposal system. The project will comprise of the installation of trunk sewers, reticulation network, 3000 house connections and replacement 15 km of CWA pipes.
May 2021
Grand Baie sewerage project Phase 1B - The objective of the project is to provide the regions of Pereybere and Cap Malheureux with a wastewater network, in order to protect the environment. Construction of 80km of street sewer, 12km rising mains, 22 nos. pumping stations, upgrading works of the existing wastewater treatment plant, 4000 house connections and replacement 6km of CWA pipes are envisaged.
Other, please specify
Finance - The Pailles Guibies sewerage project will be financed by the Government whereas the Grand Baie sewerage project will be co-financed by the Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the donor agency. Total funding requir
Staff / Technical expertise
WMA has core engineering staff for implementation of projects. Supervision of projects may be carried out by Consultants.
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2016 - June 2021
Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (lead entity); Wastewater Management Authority (WMA) which is a para-statal organisation
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Pradeep Mahess Kumar Soonarane , Director, Technical Services, psoonarane@govmu.org, +230 405 6700
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