Cahul: Detailed Design and Construction Supervision: Accompanying Measure for Water Supply and Sanitation

SaWa continues its engagement in the Programme for Modernisation and Rehabilitation of Municipal Infrastructure Cahul (KfW, EU), concerning the rehabilitation of existing water supply and wastewater infrastructure in the southern town of Cahul on the river Prut, bordering Romania.

SaWa works in association and is in charge of the accompanying measures and is now in its second year of the four years project. SaWa supports both the water utility Apa Canal Cahul as well as the municipality (Project Executing Agency, PEA) and provide advisory and training services.

Due to the Covid pandemic a mixture of remote and on-site trainings is applied.

An NRW reduction team was established and conceptual strategies for NRW reduction and trainings were delivered and a 10% reduction has been measured since the beginning of the project. An improved organisational structure with adapted job descriptions and have been proposed as well as a staffing concept. Significant support was provided in areas of strategic, financial and commercial management, business planning, tariff application and customer relations has been provided.

Apa Canal Cahul is currently involved in a process of regionalisation by way of delegation contracts with smaller municipalities in the region (rayon), a process that is also assisted by the consultant.

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