Republic of Malawi Government


Lilongwe, Malawi

District Centers Sanitation Study

MASTER PLAN FOR 43 district centers
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The objective of the study is to identify appropriate ways and means to provide suitable sanitation services involving sewerage systems, sludge management and disposal, solid waste and drainage for the population in the District Centers.

The study shall examine and recommend the rehabilitation, extension, and upgrading of existing sanitation facilities, and the provision of new facilities in order to improve public and environmental health. It shall also identify and recommend appropriate criteria and guidelines for environmental protection from human waste disposal and wastewater discharge and for upgrading and installing of new sanitation facilities in the District Centers. The study is conducted in two Phases: Phase 1 involves master plans for all the 43 district centers, and Phase 2 involves the feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs and tender documents for the seven districts.


The scope of work is divided into two phases:

Phase 1: Development of Master Plan

  • Overview of water supply, sanitation, solid waste, sludge and drainage situation in Malawi.
  • Recommendation for the enhancement of the quality of service delivery.
  • Data collection and analysis, study of existing facilities and preparation of service criteria.
  • Preliminary study of the existing environmental conditions, problems and risks to public health.
  • Implementation of beneficiaries assessment to determine community demand for services and to project the socio-economic impact of project activities.
  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA).

Phase 2: Feasibility Study, Designs and Tender Documents

  • Feasibility studies and preliminary designs
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (ETA)
  • Financial and economic analysis
  • Institutional analysis
  • Detailed designs, and tender documents
  • Evaluation and Recommendations

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