Projet de renforcement des capacités environnementales

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Jun 2005
Signature Date 27 Sep 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Industry, Minning & Quarrying
DAC Sector Code 32110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 24,658,062.88
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Gafsa Phosphates Company (GPC) capacity building project for environmental protection and phosphate mining is part of Tunisia's tenth development plan covering the period 2002- 2006 which assigns to the phosphate mining industry an annual export growth target of 6%, better integration and increased efficiency while ensuring environmental protection in the mining basin. The project was conceived in 2005 in a favorable international context of the phosphates and derivatives market, characterized by sustained demand and rising prices. The main activities concern the preparation of DAOs and the launching of tenders for the construction of spraying and storage basins in each of the three mines that collect waste (Redeyef, Kef Eddour and Séhib), the purchase of quarry equipment, subassemblies and spare parts, the launch of a consultation for the recruitment of an environmental protection technical assistance and a consulting firm for the realization of a strategic organizational study of the CPG. The project cost was stopped at UA 38.25 million. Its execution is planned over 3 years.

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the project is to contribute to the achievement of the industrial sector's export growth objectives during the 2006-2008 period while improving the capacity of Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC) to control environmental management and for the specific purpose of ensuring the protection of the environment in the Gafsa basin, securing its production and maintaining the competitiveness of Tunisian phosphate on an international scale. The expected effects of the project are the maintenance of the phosphate production level at 8 million tons, the improvement of the mitigation measures of the negative effects on the environment, the control of the environmental management and the study of the legal and organizational framework of the CPG in the perspective of a move towards more competitive management.


The beneficiaries are the operators in the phosphate sector, the population of the mining regions which has about 90,000 inhabitants and the national private companies.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-B00-003
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
34.0 9.0 Tunisia