The Climate Report 2017/18 - Page 11



How Does The Kuwait Fund Support
Recipient Governments
The KUWAIT FUND’S long-term commitments helped cultivate strong relationships with
recipient governments. Drawing on these relationships, in addition to its extensive
experience gained through five decades of worldwide sector support and the global
knowledge and lessons gathered from country activities, the FUND is committed to support
governments in improving service delivery in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors.
Project Activities
The KUWAIT FUND continues to extend its support to the water and sanitation sector through
funding projects. Typical project activities include, yet are not limited to:
Supporting planning and identification of appropriate technologies
Water and sanitation infrastructure development.
Public awareness including water conservation, the critical role water and sanitation.
contribute to reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases and so forth.
Capacity strengthening and building.
Institutional strengthening of relevant government institutions.
Achievements
Over decades of concerted efforts supporting recipient governments achieve their national
development goals, the KUWAIT FUND’S support to the water and sanitation sector has
resulted in improving people’s access to sustainable water and sanitation services in many
developing nations through the numerous Fund supported projects in addition to creating
employment opportunities, and strengthening the capacity of water and sanitation institutions.
What are Some
Examples of The
Kuwait Fund Projects?
Shouzhou Environmental Rehabilitation
Project,
The People’s Republic of China.
The project aimed at improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people of
Shouzhou City through reducing the
public health and environmental hazards
associated with sub-optimal waste systems
in addition to reducing the daunting
risks associated with flooding. The Fund
extended a loan totaling USD 35 million
covering about %52 of project costs. The
project included the implementation of
flood protection measures on Kinglou River
stretch within the city, cleaning of the water
lakes located within the city, rehabilitation
and expansion of the sewerage system
and construction of the city wastewater
treatment facility.
The Shariqiah Sands Basin Water Supply
Project, Sultanate of Oman.
The project aimed at providing access to
safe drinking water to the people of six small
towns distributed across several provinces.
The Fund extended a loan totaling USD
33 million covering about %37 of project
costs. The project included the drilling and
equipping of 29 groundwater wells, laying
of about 420 kilometers of transmission
and distribution pipelines, construction of
10 water reservoirs, consulting services and
institutional support.
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