Water infrastructure projects in Algeria and Tunisia
18 August 2010
A project involving the modernisation and rehabilitation of the agricultural irrigation network of the plains of Hebra and the Province of Mascara in Algeria will be set in place in 2011, the daily Tribune has learned from a source in the water management directorate.
This project will form part of a programme of water projects to be undertaken from 2010-14, within a financial framework of the order of 311.3 million Dollars, which includes a number of projects aimed at the modernisation of the networks of agricultural irrigation and the distribution of drinking water.
In Tunisia ten new plants are due to the established for the desalination of brackish water, with a total capacity of 36,200 m3 per day.
These will be distributed over the provinces of Gabès, Médenine, Gafsa, Tozeur, and Kébili. The aim of the project is to obtain good quality drinking water with a low salt content.
The stations will benefit from a loan of 32.2 million Dollars from the German KFW development bank. The plants are due to go into service in the course of 2013.