Water infrastructures: A common aim for the BAD and the Tunisian Government

13 October 2009

The African Development Bank (BAD) is going to finance a study in Tunisia on protection against flooding, it was learned at the end of last week.

The Bank indicated that the aim of the study is to determine the scale of works to provide protection against flooding and the management of flood water caused by rivers in spate in the northern and eastern areas of Greater Tunis.

This study, to be carried out by the urban water directorate, should also allow for the cost of the work to be estimated.

The investment in water infrastructures is likewise one of the main objectives of the Tunisian Government.

In a recent speech at the start of the presidential and legislature election campaign, Tunisian President Ben Ali outlined the major projects planned to be carried out in the next five years.

“We intend to concentrate on future priorities (...) in other sectors which are vital for future generations, such as new and renewable sources of energy, water policy, and the mastering of desalination technologies.”<br/>

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