Tunisia: Adoption of a draft law

17 February 2010

The French Development Agency is set to contribute to the financing of a project for the upgrading of water treatment and pumping stations in Tunisia.

The draft law was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies on 10 February last, and a credit of 25.5 million Dollars has accordingly been granted to the National Improvements Office.

The work will consist of the upgrading and increasing the capacity of 19 treatment stations and 130 pumping stations in Tunisia to provide for better waste water treatment, the daily La Presse reports.

As well as this, a new technology for the treatment of water developed by the Dutch company Novus Forte is going to be developed in Africa by way of the African Development Corporation (ADC).

Mr. Kanté, Director of the ADC, explained on the Press Afrik site that this technology, which uses an electrolysis generator, will allow for quality drinking water to be produced.

It will also have the advantage of creating compact water treatment plants, economical in energy consumption and environmentally-friendly thanks to the avoidance of the use of chemical products.

Category: Water

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