Accessibility of safe and sustainable water for Kiritimati 


Building resilience through sanitation in the Line Islands (Kiritimati, Tabuaeran and Teraina). 

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In support of developing the Line Islands as a tourism and fisheries development center/hub as stated in the Kiribati KV20, the European Union under its EU-Kiribati partnership for a sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development, has committed funds from its 11th European development fund to support Kiribati in building greater socio-economic and climate change resilience by improving the use of services and goods provided by the public sector with a focus on water and sanitation in the Line Islands.

Based on the support by the EU as stated, a contribution agreement and a description of action was signed between the EU, Kiribati and the project implementing agencies SPC and UNICEF in 2020 for the implementation of three project components that would cover the line islands. These components include the following.

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The implementation of actions was expected to start once the agreements were signed in 2020 but due to the impact of the covid pandemic a review of actions was made and were deferred up to 2021. The duration of project implementation is expected to cover a period of approx 60 months.

       Project Budget
 EUR 6,2000,000 for the implementation of the Project Component 2: Accessibility of Safe and sustainable drinking water for Kiritimati Island. USD 6,944,444 for the implementation of the Project Component 3 &4: Building resilience through sanitation in the Line Islands (Kiritimati, Tabuaeran and Teraina).

     MLPID WASH PROJEC OFFICE and the overall Project Work plan

 Due to the covid pandemic the MLPID WASH project office together with Water and Sanitation Division and Development Planning Unit plus other MLPID Divisions will and has been assisting with the implementation of activities that can be done and to be implemented in any way that would minimize the impact the pandemic on the 60 months’ timeframe for completing the project. Activities that should be carried out within the 60 months’ timeframe for component 2 attached as annex 1 and for component 3 and 4 is attached as annex 2.

   Project results. By the end of the project implementation the expected results would include the following.

   Component 2 results
a. Improved evidence-based management of water resources. 
b. Increased access to safe and reliable drinking water supply and
c. Strengthened capacity to operate maintain and manage safe efficient and accountable water supply system.

 Component 3 & 4 results. 
a. Raised awareness of good water, sanitation and hygiene practices 
b. Improved sanitation and hygiene service delivery.
c. Sterngthered WASH resilience and WASH-related safety, construction and environment. Those to benefit from the results of the project      components would include all the population in Kiritimati, Tabuaeran and Teraina, that is from the community, health centers and schools (early childhood, Primary, JSS and Senior Secondary schools) and others.