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Seychelles - Integrated and Comprehensive Sanitation Master Plan


05/15 - 06/18


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Seychelles Comprehensive and Integrated Sanitation Master Plan aims to help the Government and Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) develop a strategy for the sanitation sector for the next 25 years based on a new paradigm: “waste is a resource”. This strategy will be comprehensive and will in particular address the legal and institutional frameworks as well as PUC financial sustainability. The project comprises two main components, namely: i) Development of the Integrated and Comprehensive Sanitation Master Plan, and ii) Project Management, consultation and communication. Its total costs amounts € 1,439,655, out of which the AWF will contribute to € € 1,073,100. The project’s immediate outcomes are the promotion of innovative and alternative approaches to sanitation based on the development of an ICSMP and the consequent ability of the Seychelles Government to mobilise funds for sanitation projects. Thus, it will be the base for the realisation of highly innovative sanitation solutions with multi-sectoral benefits, which will have two main long-term impacts: the improvement of the Seychelles Environment and the improvement of health and sanitary conditions at the targeted islands.


The objective of the project is therefore to develop an Integrated and Comprehensive Sanitation Master Plan (ICSMP) for the three main islands of Seychelles, fully mindful of the synergies with linked infrastructure sectors (water supply, drainage, solid waste and energy) and other concerned areas like agriculture, land use planning, tourism and economic development in order to accelerate the achievement of the National Sustainable Development Strategy.

Target Groups

The direct beneficiaries of the project will be PUC as well as other concerned ministries and public entities. Indirectly the beneficiaries will be: the population of the three main Islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue (88,300 inhabitants in 2012), which will be targeted by the study (improved sanitation service, improved environmental conditions); the tourism industry (improved sanitation service, improved environmental conditions, use of reclaimed water); farmers (use of reclaimed water for irrigation, reuse of compost as soil conditioner and fertilizer); production industry (use of reclaimed water; savings for freshwater consumption).

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