Fiji Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Management Project

Fiji Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Management Project

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 05 Nov 2015 at B.11
  • Est. completion 11 Jan 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Building and renovating infrastructure to improve access to safe water and sewerage systems in the greater Suva area of Fiji. Creating a new river water intake station on the River Rewa and improving the Kinoya wastewater treatment plant and associated sewer coverage.

Over half of Fiji’s population is urban with further growth expected, particularly around Suva City, the national capital. Urban infrastructures are vulnerable to extreme droughts and flooding as well as sea level rise, causing threats to the environment, health, and social and economic development. Urban water supply and sanitation are particularly under strain, with service interruptions common during both drought periods and heavy rainfall periods. Existing sewerage infrastructure covers only 36% of the Suva City area. Improving water supply and wastewater management is considered essential to Fiji’s sustainable development, but its current debt levels constrain its ability to fund such vital adaptation measures.

The project will strengthen water supply through the design and construction of a new water intake by the River Rewa, with a pumping station, wastewater treatment (WWT) plant, clear water reservoir, and pipeline to increase water production by 30,000 m3 per day. This will improve climate resilience by taking water from further up the river system to avoid salinity. Wastage will be reduced through meter replacement and improved leak detection and repairs. Wastewater management will be strengthened by upgrading and increasing the capacity of the Kinoya WWT plant, improving sewer coverage, and adding new treatment facilities. The project will also strengthen water management and delivery capacity of the responsible institutions.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


23 Mar 2015 - 228 days

Concept note received

23 Mar 2015

Funding proposal received

31 Jul 2015


05 Nov 2015 - 799 days

Approved by GCF Board

05 Nov 2015

Cleared by iTAP

06 Nov 2015

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

02 Oct 2017

FAA executed

16 Oct 2017

Under implementation

11 Jan 2018 - 994 days so far

FAA effective

11 Jan 2018

Disbursement - USD 4,500,000

21 Jun 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 16,640,000

29 Nov 2019


11 Jan 2025 - 1,565 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing5% disbursed

GrantUSD 31,040,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 153,200,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 70,800,000
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 150,100,000

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Asian Development Bank

Mr. Christian Ellermann
Climate Change Specialist

National Designated Authority


Ministry of Economy

Ms. Makereta Konrote
Permanent Secretary for Economy
P.O. Box 2212, Government Buildings Suva, Fiji, Suva, Fiji
Phone +679 330 7011