The water supply system of the city of Antananarivo is saturated. Current production capacities are insufficient and the obsolescence of the network causes significant physical losses, which, together with commercial losses, generates a very low overall network performance. The sector has not seen major investments for at least 15 years, mainly due to the country's political instability.
The only donors now present in the sector, the EIB and the EU are considering the financing of a project worth 60 million Euros. This project will increase the production capacity of the current system by 150,000 m³ / d (almost doubling current capacity), but also contribute to the reduction of losses by renovating parts of the network and increasing the linear of the pipes.
ICEA (and SEURECA on the Environmental and Social study part) supports the EIB in the investigation of the dossier in order to ensure its institutional coherence and the economic and financial viability of the Project. Beyond this support, ICEA is also carrying out the update of the last tariff study carried out in 2005, already by our Team. This study, of national scope, includes a survey of capacity/willingness to pay from 500 households. It must lead to the proposal for a new tariff schedule for the next four years, which will allow the return to the balance of service and access to drinking water for the Poor.