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Construction Of 20 Dams
  • Country
  • Tunisia
  • Year
  • 2002
  • Sector
  • Agriculture
  • Status
  • In Progress
  • Project Type
  • Loan
Overview

Although Tunisia enjoys good amounts of rainfall, the absence of a sufficient number of dams leads to the loss of a lot of this water with leakage to the underground, which prevents rural area residents from benefiting, and thus, severe scarcity of irrigation water, especially during periods of drought. Within the framework of its approach to support sustainable development in sisterly and friendly countries, the ADFD provided a soft loan worth AED91.8 million to finance 50% of the total cost of a huge project to build 20 dams to reserve about 24 million cubic meters of rain water, and use it to irrigate agricultural land, breeding livestock and drinking, as well as protecting of agricultural soil from erosion. The project also included the establishment of all the facilities attached to the dams, of which 10 were built in Siliana, 3 dams in the provinces of Kasserine and Nabeul, 2 dams in the province of Jendouba and one dam in the provinces of Zaghouan and Sousse.

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