Algeria - Koudiat Acerdoune Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dam Construction Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Oct 2000
Signature Date 24 Apr 2001
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 36,285,633.24
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

This project is related to Koudiat Acerdoune's roll-compacted concrete dam. It’s designed to provide a solution to the security constraint posed by the rockfill dam. The construction of the dam should ensure the continuous supply of the city of Algiers, and meet the demand in the coming years of 14 urban localities and 34 secondary centers in the 4 wilayates located in the vicinity of the dam, and irrigation of 7500 ha in the Middle Isser. The project should provide, from 2005, a supply of 67 million m3 in Algiers, 84 million m3 to 4 wilayates located in the dam area and 26 million m3 for irrigation of the plain of Mitidja and from the Oued Isser valley. It comprises the following components: A) construction of the dam (roll-compacted concrete); B) expropriations; C) environmental protection (anti-erosion); D) ancillary works (bypass roads and power lines ...); E) support to the National Dams Agency (ANB) and to the project cell and; F) supervision of the work of Koudiat Acerdoune dam.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to improve the health and quality of life of the population. The objective of the project is to enable the mobilization of surface water resources to cope with i) increasing needs of drinking water of the populations of the city of Algiers and wilayates located in the region of Koudiat Acerdoune, ii) needs in raw water new irrigated perimeters.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the city of Algiers as well as those of the 4 wilayates located around the dam, namely: Tizi Ouzou, Bouira, Médéa and M'sila.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Algeria


IATI identifier 46002-P-DZ-EA0-001
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Algeria
Coordinates Location Name
36.75 4.25 Tizi Ouzou
36.25 3.91667 Bouira
36.08333 3 Medea
35.33333 4.33333 M'sila