Tunisia: European Investment Bank provides fresh support to secure drinking water supply

October 27, 2020
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The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union, has signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply in Greater Tunis, including the capital, Tunis, and the three governorates of Ben Arous, Manouba and Ariana.

This European financing will make it possible to develop and upgrade the infrastructure needed to secure the entire drinking water supply system in Greater Tunis. The impact of such a project will be significant for the local population – approximately 2.8 million residents of Greater Tunis and the three governorates of Ben Arous, Manouba and Ariana will benefit in the short term.

Moreover, this financing will ensure the supply of water to the entire population until 2040. As a major financial partner of Tunisia, the EIB has invested nearly €4 billion since 2007 in support of projects in key areas for the Tunisian economy, such as water and sanitation, industry, social infrastructure, training, transport, energy, and support for the private sector and businesses.


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