FDA finances project to extend natural gas network in Tunisia
2 June 2011
A project to develop the infrastructures for natural gas transport in the North West of Tunisia has just been adopted by the government.
It requires an investment of 578 million dollars, of which almost 217 million dollars will come from a loan from the French Development Agency (AFD), reports the newspaper La Presse.
The project comprises the construction of 1,700 km of gas pipelines and the connection of 100 new communes throughout the governorates of Béja, Jendouba, Kef and Kasserine, representing about 220,000 homes.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has also just launched a series of projects in Tunisia, notably to promote the modernization of the infrastructures for energy production and distribution.
More than 432 million dollars has already been approved. They will be operational by July 2011, the EIB announced in a press release published on 26 May.