31 August 2012

Tunisia: Japan Grants Govt 213 MTD Loan to Fund Expansion of Sewage Network

Tunis — The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), Thursday, granted Tunisia a 213-million-Tunisian-dinar (MTD) loan to finance an expansion of the sewage network in ten governorates.

The financing agreement was initialled by Minister of Investment and International Co-operation Riadh Bettaieb and Vice-President of JICA and Head of the Middle East Department Masakazu Ichikawa.

A working meeting was held between the two sides to discuss the progress of projects funded by JICA.

A list of 9 development projects was submitted by Tunisian officials to JICA for funding, including particularly projects of flood management and control in Wadi Medjerda, the creation of a wastewater treatment plant in Greater Tunis, a water desalination plant in Sfax and a motorway in the centre of the country and the construction of a solar power plant in Tozeur and another in Gabes as well as a power production plant in Bizerte.

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