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TitlePrivate participation in the delivery of Guinea's water supply services
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsTriche, TA
Secondary TitlePRE working paper series. Water and Sanitation
VolumeWPS 477
Pagination30 p.: fig., tab.
Date Published1990-01-01
PublisherWorld Bank, Water and Sanitation Division
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordscontracts, guinea, institutional framework, ivory coast, mceff, private sector, urban areas, water authorities, water costs, water supply charges

Due to the relative ineffectiveness of many World Bank borrower countries to operate and maintain water supply and sanitation projects, the emphasis is becoming turned toward private firms and free-market incentives in the water sector. The Republic of Guinea is in the process of restructuring its urban water supply sector to rehabilitate operations and improve financial performance. A lease contract has been negotiated between a new state enterprise (Societe Nationale des Eaux de Guinee) and a new water management company (Societe d'Exploitation des Eaux de GGuinee) who "rents" the system, takes operational decisions, and retains a percentage of revenues. This paper outlines the development of this lease contract system, and cites a similar project in Cote d'Ivoire in view of means of improvement. Water rates and costs are presented.

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