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News Algeria: Suez Environnement re-appointed for Water Management in Algiers

The French Suez Environnement was re-appointed for Water Management in Algiers, said last 13th September Algerian Minister of Water Resources Abdelmalek Sellal.

  •    The second contract, for a period of five years for 107 million euros, marks the renewal of the contract with the operator SEAAL (Water and Sanitation Company of Algiers), said Sellal on the sidelines of a visit to the city of Mascara (west)

       The Algerian waters (ADE) and the Algerian Sanitation Office (NAO) had entrusted in March 2006 for five years this management to Suez environnement for 113 million euros.

       A company incorporated under Algerian law, SEAAL, was then created to carry out the work.

       The minister said the water management department of Tipaza (70 km west of Algiers) was also assigned to SEAAL within this new market.

       The Department of Tipaza situated on the extension of the west coast of Algiers needs to "modernize the management of its water resources to meet the needs expressed in this region with high tourism potential," said Mr. Sellal, whose remarks were reported by APS.

       This contract, entered into execution in the beginning of September, involves the "development and improvement of services relating to water supply and sanitation in Algiers and Tipaza."

       The Algerian capital, of which some areas previously suffered from frequent shortages, is now supplied 24 hours with drinking water, according to Jean-Marc Jahn, CEO of SEAAL.

       Algeria has planned to invest more than $ 15 billion in water between 2010 and 2014, mainly to build 19 new dams, desalination plants and transfer networks, according to a public investment program.

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News date 19/09/2011
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