Skip to Main Navigation

Botswana - Second Water Supply Project (English)

The Second Water Supply Project in Botswana was achieved. In general the bank's performance was good. However, on the procurement issue the Bank became involved in considerable discussion with the consultants on details of design which delayed the project by some months and caused some increase of costs. Financially the results have been better than expected and are likely to continue so. The Government is now in a position to divert new industries to the Francistown area thus relieving the pressure on the water resources of the Gaborone area. If there is a lesson to be learned from this project, it is that where an efficient and experienced agency initiates and designs a project with the aid of reputable consultants having the benefit of local knowledge and experience, the Bank should hesitate to initiate changes unless there are manifestly good reasons for doing so. In this case the estimated marginal financial benefits resulting from the changes initiated by the Bank have to be weighed against the unquantifiable costs of delay in completing the project. Moreover, if the agency and their consultants' judgment were sound in choosing the original design, even the estimated marginal financial benefits may prove to be ephemeral.


  • Document Date


  • Document Type

    Project Completion Report

  • Report Number


  • Volume No


  • Total Volume(s)


  • Country


  • Region


  • Disclosure Date


  • Disclosure Status


  • Doc Name

    Botswana - Second Water Supply Project

  • Keywords

    financial result;urban cost of living;cubic meters per day;preparation of bidding documents;cubic meter of water;responsibility for water supply;Present Value of Benefits;high rates of inflation;acute water shortage;cost of supply;public water supply;condition of effectiveness;water supply facilities;adjustment of tariff;supply of good;g 24;autonomous state enterprise;exchange rate change;lack of facilities;water supply component;water supply scheme;rate of inflation;local currency loan;rates of return;charges for water;transfer of responsibility;water treatment facility;revaluation of asset;contaminated water supply;bank loan covenant;exchange of information;costs of power;rate of growth;increase tariff;cost of delay;demand for water;issue bidding documents;booster pumping station;quality of water;asbestos cement pipes;pressure relief valve;Supply of Water;pumping equipment;civil contract;town council;treated water;subsidiary loan;tariff increase;high tariff;urban development;construction cost;storage tank;centrifugal pump;civil works;peak demand;net result;equity interest;remedial work;main contractor;financial benefit;pump capacity;Salary Scales;pipeline capacity;quality water;basic training;bank's agreement;exchange risk;separate account;working relationship;water supplies;demand forecast;missing item;water problem;liquidated damages;large consumer;government's policy;water storage;increased revenue;annual dividend;principal factor;future bank;operational problems;capital employed;supervisory staff;dividend payment;equipment supplier;local development;historical data;housing area;contractual claims;graduate level;construction industry;summer months;tariff charge;power cost;secondary distribution;loan application;license application;severe drought;copper mining;procurement issue;bank's performance;ground level;cost analysis;engineering study;Technical Training;job description;local industry;income statement;finance objective;fund statements;manpower requirement;trial pit;incremental water;financial covenant;clean water;account position;water resource;professional engineering;potential candidate;local knowledge;secondary level;bank involvement;equipment specification;preparation mission;water sector;bureaucratic delay;polluted water;large town;consumer willingness;currency requirement;treatment facilities;standard procedure;security problem;consulting service;Consulting services;potential danger;management efficiency;marginal savings;operational requirement;inflation rate;audit reporting;local costs;short period;sole source;field work;bank's guidelines;international bidding;price contingency;principal source;supplier equipment;distribution mains;construction period;communications equipment;public supplies;pipeline cost;rural population;diamond mining;mining town;actual inflation;financial help;local wells;appraisal mission;nitrate concentrations;groundwater source;capital contribution;annual revenue;screw pumps;Water Demand;construction expenditures;debt service;currency fluctuation;skilled expatriates;financial targets;discount rate;benefit stream;adequate records;external loan;supplemental agreement;water system;representative sample;future consumption;land use;raw water;grace period;tariff schedule;sewer service;dam site;



Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc)

  • Official PDF
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *The text version is uncorrected OCR text and is included solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.


Botswana - Second Water Supply Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.