Tunisia Water Sector Reform Project (WB-P162165)

  • Tunisia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Dec 20, 2018
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  • Law and Government
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Dec 4, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 22, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve SONEDE’s financial and operational performance and the quality of service to customers, and to secure
water supply in Greater Tunis and diminish losses in selected Central and Southern Governorates.

The Government and SONEDE have developed the Water Supply Security Program (WSSP) with the following three objectives:

  1. ensuring the long-term financial viability of SONEDE and improving its operational performance;
  2. improving the quality of the services provided and enhancing customer relations; and
  3. securing and reinforcing access to drinking water at the national level.

This project will support the first 2 objectives as well as part of objective 3 - namely, securing water supply in Greater Tunis and diminishing losses in Central and Southern Governorates. The WSSP’s Reform Strategy aims to strengthen the company’s capacity and administrative autonomy, improve its operational performance and restore its financial equilibrium. It also aims to modernize the company, strengthen the quality of the services offered to its clients and guarantee its financial viability and the preservation of its assets. This strategy will require a clear commitment of both the Government and SONEDE to be effectively deployed. The WSSP’s investment program is estimated at 4 billion Tunisian Dinars (US$ 1.5 billion) and comprises 9 subcomponents. The main components of the WSSP are already funded by other donors, with the exception of (i) securing of drinking water in Greater Tunis; and (ii) the water savings component, which aims at improving network performance, which has deteriorated significantly over the past decade..

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Name : Daniel Camos Daurella
Designation : Senior Infrastructure Economist
Role : Team Leader(ADM Responsible)
Telephone No : 5360+4244
Email : dcamos@worldbank.org 

Name : Mouhamed Fadel Ndaw
Designation : Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist
Role : Team Leader
Telephone No : 5772+4413
Email : mndaw2@worldbank.org 

Borrower : MDICI
Contact : Kalthoum Hamzaoui
Title : Director
Telephone No : 0021671892653
Email : k.hamzaoui@mdci.gov.tn 

Implementing Agencies
Agency : SONEDE
Contact : Abderraouf Nouicer
Title : Directeur des Etudes
Telephone No : 0021671494341
Email : a.nouicer@sonede.com.tn 


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