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Project details

Wadi Al Ramel
  • Country
  • Tunisia
  • Year
  • 1997
  • Sector
  • Electricity & Water
  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Type
  • Loan

Relying on rainfall to get water for irrigation represents to a major obstacle to the growth and prosperity of the agricultural sector in Tunisia, especially in seasons when rainfall is limited or nonexistent, which causes negative consequences ranging from escalating living difficulties faced by the rural population to mass migration to cities. To overcome these difficulties, and out of its commitment to supporting the development process in Tunisia, ADFD financed the Sand Valley project, which aimed at making the optimum use of surface water resources accumulated annually in the Sand Valley area. This was used to irrigate about 5,054 hectares of agricultural area, in addition to providing protection for Bouficha city as well as infrastructure for transportation. The project, of which the soft loan provided by ADFD covered 60% of the total cost, included the establishment of a 125-kilometre irrigation network, along with facilities for protection, control and distribution, as well as provision of equipment.

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