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Site development & enhancement of Sebkhat Sijoumi – Tunis

Tunisia
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Stage 2: Project Investigation
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
MEHAT
TYPE
Greenfield
VALUE
113.1 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Sebkhat Sijoumi Tunis Tunisia 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
Equity Construction Not yet known
LAST UPDATED
Q4 2018
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Project Description
Turning a Huge and highly degraded wetland area into a spearhead for social and economic development, based on the regeneration of the environment Sebkhat Sijoumi covers a huge -2600 ha wide- area in the West of Tunis. Initially distant and disconnected from the city, the area was progressively incorporated in the urban perimeter. It is presently surrounded by important road infrastructures and dense urban fabric, while: ? Concentrating various kinds of pollution (water pollution, uncontrolled landfills representing significant risks for: the close neighbourhoods, the inhabitants and for the fauna and flora. ? Being subject to recurrent floods increasing the level of risks for both the population and the environment However, due to its natural specificities and to its location, the area represents a genuine asset for an environmentally-friendly urban development of Tunis as a whole. Project presently focuses on technical engineering, hydrologic and sanitation issues, aimed at preventing floods and eliminating / tackling pollution to restore progressively the area and to prepare its development. Comparative technical studies led to selecting an option composed of: 1. The establishment of a rainwater drainage system for improving and managing sustainably rain water inflows to the Sebkhat. 2. The construction of four settling ponds aimed at eliminating the pollution of the upstream rainy waves to the Sebkhat 3. The development of a polluted materials containment system (muck out, isolation and confinement of polluted mud) 4. The reconstitution of 1878 ha of wetlands, acting as a flood expansion area 5. Construction of 700 ha of non-floodable and stable peripheral embankments (backfilling), allowing the development of both urban and natural areas
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
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