Indonesia: GPOBA Supports Expansion of Piped Water Supply to Surabaya’s Poor

News Release No. 2009/2

 In Washington:
Cathy Russell, tel. (+1) 202 458 8124 crussell@worldbank.org

In Jakarta:
Randy Salim, tel. (+62) 21 5299 3259 rsalim1@worldbank.org

Washington D.C., February 20, 2009 – The World Bank, acting as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), signed a grant agreement with the Republic of Indonesia for US$2.4 million to increase access to piped water networks for poor households living in Surabaya.

Up to 15,500 households or 77,500 people are expected to benefit from the scheme through new household connections, including bulk supply or “master meter” connections for particularly poor, dense or informal communities not otherwise eligible for household supply.