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Local Cities Water Supply Network Improvement Project (Tunisia)


Titre : Local Cities Water Supply Network Improvement Project (Tunisia)

Pays : Tunisie

Date : 2012

With a national average rainfall of 500 millimeters, Tunisia is an extremely dry country and half of Tunisia’s land has a semi-arid climate. Furthermore, the rainfall and annual surface water available varies dramatically according to geography within the country. Accordingly, the efficient development and appropriate management of the limited water resources is a development issue of critical importance for Tunisia. The government of Tunisia has expanded the drinking water supply network and supply volume, as a result achieving a supply rate of 92.1 percent in rural areas and 100 percent in urban areas in 2007. Nevertheless, the population increase in cities and expansion of the agricultural, industrial and tourism sectors are expected to further increase the demand for water, and existing water supply facilities are aging. Infrastructure improvement is therefore an urgent issue to achieve a continued stable supply of water. Objectives established in the 11th Five-Year Socioeconomic Development Plan include strengthening the supply capacity to meet the increasing water demand, laying a water conduit and supply network, improving the water supply rate in rural areas and improving technical and administrative management.

Résumé du projet
The project will improve existing water supply facilities in a total of 32 locations in local cities throughout Tunisia listed as priority projects in the 11th Five-Year Socioeconomic Development Plan. This will strengthen the supply capacity to meet future water demand, as well as improve stability, thereby contributing to the stimulation of local economies and the improvement the living environment for local residents. The funds for the project will be allocated to public works for repairing and expanding existing water supply facilities throughout Tunisia and to the procurement of supplies and equipment.

Organisme d’exécution : Société Nationale d’Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE)

Montant du prêt : Amount (million yen) 6,094

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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