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  • Botswana
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  • World Bank (WB)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: C
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Board Decision Date: 2014-08-14
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Borrower or Client: Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources
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  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Project Cost (USD): $ 2.00 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-01
Disclosure Date: 2015-11-03
Lesotho Highlands - Botswana Water Transfer

Project Description
This project finances studies that would determine the viability of water resource development options for Botswana to access water from the Lesotho Highlands, including assessing engineering, costing, social, legal, environmental, economic and financial information.
Investment Description
This project is funded by a grant from the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa.
Contact Information
Executing Agency: Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Department of Water Affairs Contact: Boikobo Paya Title: Permanent Secretary Telephone No.: +267 365 6600 Email: bpaya@gov.bw ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.
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