August 31, 2020
On August 27, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of Republic of Paraguay in Asuncion to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 9.130 million yen for the Project for Water and Sanitation for the Metropolitan Area of Ciudad del Este. This is a joint co-financing project with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) based on the co-financing framework.
The object of the project is to provide safe and efficient water and sewage services in Ciudad del Este, the second largest metropolitan area in Paraguay, by installing and renovating energy-efficient water and sewage facilities, thereby contributing to the improvement of living conditions in the region. This project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goals 6 and 13.
Details for the project are provided below.
1. Terms and Amount of Loan
|Annual interest rate (%)||Repayment
|Project for Water and Sanitation for the Metropolitan Area of Ciudad del Este||9,130||Water 1.35 / Sewage 1.15||0.01||30||10||IDB untied*|
*Procuring countries are limited to IDB member states.
2. Executing Agency
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Address: Oliva y Alberdi 411 (7mo. Piso), Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone: +595-21-4149-799, FAX:+595-21-4149-313
3. Planned Implementation Schedule
(1) Completion of project: July 2027 – with completion of consulting services
(2) Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): starting in September 2020
(3) Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Construction Works Lot 1: Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Release date: February 2021