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Operation of the Zahle Wastewater Treatment Facility




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 4,000,000
€ 4,000,000


The present initiative aims to assist the Lebanese authorities to be able to conduct the sustainable operation and maintenance of the Zahle Waste Water Treatment Plant ensuring the operation and maintenance of the plant for two years by a qualified private operator and then hand it over to the designated authorities. At the same time it will ensure the sustainable management and disposal of the sludge produced by the plant; it will advocate the recruitment of key staff at the local authorities, with equal work opportunities (gender sensitive manner), in order to be trained on operation and management techniques of the plant to ensure a smooth transition. In addition it will advocate at institutional level the necessary reforms and the introduction of relevant cost recovery system to ensure the taking over and the sustainable future operation of the plant. read more close
Year Committed Used
2023 € 0 € 2,129,876
2022 € 4,000,000 € 1,870,124


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012589-01-0
  • AID012589/01/0
  • CRS Activity identifier2022000248
  • Planned start 2022/09/01
  • Planned End 2024/08/31
  • Actual start 2022/07/20
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Finalisation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 14022 - Sanitation - large systems 80.0%
  • 15110 - Public sector policy and administrative management 5.0%
  • 15112 - Decentralisation and support to subnational government 10.0%
  • 43030 - Urban development and management 5.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality not targeted
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment principal objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted


  • 6.3 - By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
  • 6.6 - By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
  • 6.a - By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
  • 6.b - Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
  • 9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
  • 9.4 - By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities