EU and SDF

The Hargeisa Urban Water Supply Upgrading Project (HUWSUP)

The Hargeisa Urban Water Supply Upgrading Project (HUWSUP) is jointly funded by the European Union and the Somaliland Development Fund, EUR 15 million and USD 8.6 million respectively. The Project is implemented by UN-Habitat, in partnership with the Hargeisa Water Agency.

In response to regional water scarcity and rapid urbanisation, HUWSUP is rebuilding Hargeisa’s heavily deteriorated bulk-water transmission system, and increasing its capacity to deliver water to the fast-growing capital city of Somaliland.

A new water pipeline will be installed to replace the 40-year-old existing system with a high-capacity main, which will bring more water into the municipal system. As part of the project, a modern pumping station will be built at Geed Deeble, and installed with new pumping equipment and power generators.