Tunisia poised to tender for Sfax desalination plant

Tunisia’s national water company, Sonede, is poised to launch a tender for the construction of its 150,000 m³/day desalination plant at the coastal city, Sfax in May 2015.

The Sfax project is funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

State-owned Sonede’s ten-year National Water Security investment programme to ensure reliable water services to urban populations in Tunisia includes some significant desalination and reuse proposals. Targets for funding include an upgrade and expansion of the Greater Tunis potable water treatment plant located at Ghdir-el-Gollah and the Belli potable water plant.

The World Bank, this summer, provided a US$ 26.2 million finance package to fund upgrades to water supplies and services in the Greater Tunis area.