Tunisia plans to build 14 desalination plants

01 October 2008
The Tunisian government has announced plans to build 14 reverse osmosis desalination plants in the southeast of the country.

Construction of the first three plants is already under way in the Tozeur governorate; at Tozeur, Nefza and Hezoua. The total estimated cost of the plants is TD15.8m ($12.7m).

The plant at Tozeur will have a desalination capacity of 1.3 million gallons a day (g/d). The Nefza plant will produce about 879,000 g/d and the Hezoua plant will have capacity of 142,000 g/d.

State-owned water company Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux is expected to issue tenders for the remaining 11 plants in October.

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