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News TUNISIA: €132m KfW for rainwater management and energy efficiency

The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the German development agency, signs two loan agreements worth 132 million euros with the Tunisian authorities for rainwater management and energy efficiency in public buildings in Tunisia.

The agreements were signed recently at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, between KfW,  and representatives of the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries (MARHP). KfW has pledged €111 million for the implementation of the Storage and Flood Protection Programme (SPCI). The programme implemented by MARHP aims at protecting populations against floods, particularly in the Medjerda basin, a river that originates in Algeria and whose bed is mainly on Tunisian territory. In the rainy season, floods are amplified by the Sidi Salem dam, which is used for electricity production (20 MW) and irrigation. This part of the programme is receiving an additional €5 million from the German government.

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Source of information afrik21
Keyword(s) Rainwater management, Flood Protection, electricity production, irrigation
Geographical coverage Tunisia
News date 03/01/2021
Working language(s) ENGLISH