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Onambutu Water Supply Project: Phases 3 – 6

Project Description






The MAWF initiated a feasibility study into extending the existing water supply pipeline system to the Onambutu Area in the Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto Regions of north western Namibia, which study was completed in 2001. In February 2007, the MAWF appointed Pro-Services, who have now merged with LCE, Bicon Namibia and Miriam Truebody Development Consultant to verify some of the findings of the Feasibility Study, to carry out the detailed design of the scheme, prepare the tender documents, as well as to undertake construction supervision, community mobilisation and committee training for the first implementation phase. The project area covered 2,500 km2 and was home to 75,143 people spread over three regions and eight constituencies. The project was implemented over six construction phases, for which Pro-Services, now merged with LCE, carried out the detailed design, preparation of tender documentation, tender administration and adjudication, the project management, contract administration as well as full-time construction supervision and quality control. In conjunction with Miriam Truebody Development Consultant, Pro-Services, now merged with LCE, also carried out extensive Community Based Management (CBM) Training activities concurrently with construction, such as the facilitation of the election of community management committees and caretakers, the training of the elected community management committees and caretakers, the handover of water point installations to the Water Point Associations on behalf of the Client, the handover of pipelines to the Local Water Associations on behalf of the Client, as well as the coordination of community-based construction activities and CBM training with the contractors’ construction activities. The sixth implementation phase was completed towards the end of 2014.

Location: Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto Regions

Project value: N$ 93.7 million

Details of the Onambutu Rural Water Supply Project

DetailPhase 3Phase 4Phase 5 Phase 6
StartJune 2007June 2008August 2009November 2012
FinishSeptember 2008September 2009September 2010August 2014
Duration14 months14 months13 months21 months
Contract ValueMN$ 16.468MN$ 22.065
MN$ 21.490
MN$ 33.740
Population benefitted13,631
Pipelines221 km
210 km
135 km
193 km
New water points949192136