BudgetN/A Project StatusImplementation Beneficiaries30,000 CountryDemocratic Republic of Congo
Planned Project Dates: Thu, Sep 09, 2010 to Wed, Dec 12, 2012 Actual Project Dates: Thu, Sep 09, 2010 to Wed, Dec 12, 2012
Implementing AgencyREGIDESO Govt. DepartmentDRC Government Ministry of Electricity and Hydraulic Resources ContractorREGIDESO DonorInternational Comittee of the Red Cross
The purpose of this project was to replace old water pipes which were carrying water from Uriva to Kiliba. This was because the old water pipes were rusting and causing health problems for people who used them as a source of drinking water. This project was monitored by five community monitors in Kiliba, as well as the FOCHI supervisor, who visited the project site twice a month during the implementation. In October 2011, the monitors discovered that there were sections of the rusty pipe lines which had not been replaced. This meant that water was still running through rusty pipes. The monitors asked the implementing agency, REGIDESO, why this was the case. They were told by REGIDESO that although the donor had provided the materials which REGIDESO had requested, there were still not enough materials to complete the project and replace all of the rusty pipes. The community monitors wrote to ICRC (the donor) and REGIDESO, in October 2011, asking them to ensure that the rest of the pipes were replaced. ICRC wanted to know more about the problem and what needed to be done to address it. The monitors then sent two more letters, in December 2011, detailing the problems with the project and requested that ICRC provide the new materials needed to finish the project. Following this, ICRC provided new materials and the project re-started in January 2012. Today all of the pipes have been replaced and the project has been successfully completed. The community is now satisfied with the project because the new pipes are providing clean water for 30,000 people.