MED: Tunisia Northern Tunis Wastewater Project

Project Summary

The GEF Global Objective of the Project – a part of the SUSTAINABLE Med Program - is to finance additional infrastructure which allow increasing the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture, thereby reducing the volume of treated wastewater discharge from Greater Tunis into the Gulf of Tunis - an environmentally sensitive area of the Mediterranean Sea.The specific objectives of this project are to: i) provide an environmentally safe disposal system for the treated wastewater which will not be reused in agriculture in the North of Tunis; and ii) increase the quantity and quality of treated wastewater made available to farmers to encourage its reuse in agriculture in the Borj Touil area.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (MEDD);Office National de l'Assainissement (ONAS);Direction Générale de l'Environnement et de la Qualité de la Vie (MEDD/DGEQV);Agence Nationale de Protection de l'Environnement (ANPE);Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Hydrauliques (MARH);Ministère du Domaine de l'Etat et des Affaires Foncières
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
8,030,000 USD
Co-financing Total
60,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
803,000 USD
Total Cost 68,630,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 Apr 2009
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Jun 2010
Project closed
31 Dec 2015