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Development of Oases (Mauritania)


Titre : Development of Oases (Mauritania)

Pays de réalisation : Mauritanie

Date d’approbation : 08/10/2019

Bénéficiaire : Ministry of Rural Development

The project aims at conserving and developing existing oases, and creating new ones, through the rationalization of the use of water from existing surface wells, the excavation of deep wells to irrigate new areas using modern irrigation systems for palm tree cultivation, in addition to the preservation of water and soil in the oases areas. The project also aims at developing the marketing of dates, and will contribute to the efforts to combat poverty and unemployment in oases, improve the farmers’ incomes, provide job opportunities and achieve stability for the residents.

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, includes the development of production of palm trees in some oases areas, through the construction of about 1000 small irrigation units on existing surface wells, which will be equipped with submersible pumps powered by solar energy, and the laying of a small irrigation network by each well. The project also includes the construction of 74 new irrigation units with areas ranging between 6 and 100 hectares each, which will provide drip irrigation through irrigation networks supplied from deep wells to be excavated. The project also includes the increase in the capacity of the date preserving and packaging unit by about 500 tons annually.

Coût du projet : KD 10.4 million

Montant du prêt : KD 9.0 million
(*) 1 KD is equivalant to about = 3.3227 USD

Financement : The Arab Fund’s loan covers about 87% of the total project cost. The Mauritanian Government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional cost that may arise.

Présentation AFESD

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