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Greater Tunis Flood Control Project


Titre : Greater Tunis Flood Control Project

Country : The Republic of Tunisia

Target Area : Greater Tunis area

Loan Agreement : March 31, 2008
Schedule : April 2008–September 2014 (78 months).

Project Objective
This project aims to alleviate the flood damage in relevant areas by implementing the construction and the rehabilitation of drainage channels in the vicinity of Lake Sejoumi and the Melian River, as well as in the western part of the greater Tunis area ; thereby improving the living conditions of local residents and stabilizing the local economy.

In this project, two drainage channels will be constructed : one in the Bardot district of Manouba Governorate, in the western part of the greater Tunis area, where the population and industries are concentrated and where urbanization has advanced ; and the other linking Lake Sejoumi to the Melian River. The drainage facilities that existed in this area were built to withstand only floods that occur once in 10 years ; they were unable to withstand the floods that inundated the capital in 2003, so now there is an urgent need to improve the drainage capacity of these existing facilities. Moreover, since the reverse flow from Lake Sejoumi caused flood damage over a vast area, experts have pointed out the need to construct a drainage channel that would lower the water level of the lake. These issues are discussed in the aforementioned survey, and they are also given high priority in the Five-Year Plan. In the Medium-Term Strategy for Overseas Economic Cooperation Operations (FY2005–2007), JBIC has set forth “a foundation for sustained growth” and “global issues and peace-building” as priority areas ; furthermore, for Tunisia, JBIC has also positioned “action on environmental issues” as a priority area. This project aims to construct drainage channels to alleviate damage caused by torrential rains, which may be considered an effect of climate change, and thereby help improve the living conditions of local residents. Thus, the project’s objective is consistent with JBIC’s assistance policy, and so its support for the project is highly necessary and relevant. Moreover, in 1998, JBIC singed a loan agreement for the Inundation Protection Project and extended assistance to the flood control sector in Tunisia

Executing Agency : Ministry of Equipment, Housing and Land Management

Borrower : The Government of the Republic of Tunisia
Loan Amount : 6,808 million yen

Présentation : JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)

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