Kutaisi Water Project



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

11 Jul 2006



PSD disclosed:

19 Apr 2006

Project Description

The objectives of the proposed project are to: rehabilitate well fields, transmission pumping stations and the water supply network; install water meters for 100 percent of households and assist the Company to improve its financial and operational performance.

Transition Impact

  • Technical co-operation to help the Kutaisi Water Company to identify and implement measures to improve it financial and operational performance.
  • A new tariff policy will be developed to reform the current system to enable the Company to cover its costs while protecting low income families from hardship.
  • Skills and knowledge transfer will take place during project preparation and implementation plus training and new skills will be provided directly by the technical co-operation programmes.
  • The operation will have an important demonstration effect as one of the first examples of co-operation between a smaller Georgian municipality, an IFI, and two international donors to finance an environmental project.

The Client

The Kutaisi water company.

EBRD Finance

Up to EUR 3.0 million loan to the Republic of Georgia to be on-lent to the Kutaisi water company.

Project Cost

EUR 11 million.

Environmental Impact

Municipal water supply is currently very unreliable and the operation is intended to restore 24 hour service with improved water quality.

Technical Cooperation


Financial, technical, and environmental feasibility study, including a review of affordability and an economic rate of return analysis. This was financed by the EU Joint Environmental Programme.

Restatement and audit of the Company’s accounts was financed by the EBRD Early Transition Countries Fund.


  • Design, Engineering and Implementation Support to assist the client to fully prepare and implement the investments.
  • Corporate Development Programme to help the Kutaisi Water Company identify and implement changes to improve its financial and operational performance.

Business opportunities

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