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Project Water Sector Investment Loan Project

-The Water Sector Investment Project for Tunisia aims to promote effective integrated water resource management; and to promote water resources conservation and environmental protection.


-Financing:  258 000 $

Project number PID8415
Subject(s) WATER DEMAND , DRINKING WATER , no translation available , no translation available
Geographical coverage Tunisia
Budget (in €) 258000
Programme International program
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-  There are five project components. The first helps create small, tubewell-based, irrigation perimeters; modernizes and rehabilitates existing perimeters; drains installations on irrigated perimeters; electrifies water sources and tubewells for potable water and/or irrigation in order to reduce energy and maintenance costs; creates water points in the southern arid zone; and works towards flood water management.

- The second component helps drill  exploratory wells and piezometers, protects and rehabilitates existing ones; develops infrastructure for artificial groundwater recharge from available surface water; and pilots participatory management approaches.

- The third component monitors the quality and quantity of water resources; and protects the water resource base and soils.

-The fourth component provides potable water to rural dwellers

- The fifth component helps develop new skills mainly oriented toward planning and demand management in the water sector while strengthening the agricultural ministry's (MOA) capacity regulation control and strategic planning. This component also finances a capacity-building effort for water user associations, nongovernmental organizations, and private entrepreneurs in the water sector

Period [01/06/2000 - 01/06/2006]


  • Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Environnement
    Coordinator acts as project coordinator
    Country Tunisia
    Contact Mallek Abdallah (Mr),
    Position: Directeur Général du Financement et des Encouragements
    Phone/fax: 216-1-842687 , 216-1-784447

Funding sources

  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Source International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Programme International program
    Funding rate 40
  • Government of Tunisia
    Source Government of Tunisia
    Programme International program
    Funding rate 53
  • Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau
    Source Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau
    Programme International program
    Funding rate 6