Tunisia – Small Cities (less than 10,000 inhabitants) Sanitation Programme – Phase 1 (PAPC-I) BAD

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Oct 2018
Signature Date 08 Jan 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 60,005,280.47
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is about Phase I of the Small Cities (of less than 10,000 Inhabitants) Sanitation Programme in Tunisia. This programme consists in developing sanitation services (networks, pumping stations and treatment plants) in small towns of less than 10,000 inhabitants. Phase I of the programme concerns 33 towns spread over 19 Governorates countrywide forming part of the priority intervention programme of National Sanitation Authority (ONAS) identified by the techno-economic and institutional study for these small towns, financed by an MIC grant. Its design was based on the priority needs identified by ONAS in its performance contract with the State for 2016-2020. The bulk of towns under the programme lack sanitation and purification facilities. Phase I of the programme is designed to address the health and environmental needs of these 33 towns up to 2030 and will benefit a total population of about 190 000 inhabitants. Its implementation, whose total cost is estimated at EUR 163.3 million (approximately UA 134.8 million), is expected to span 60 months (Q4 2018 – Q4 2023).

Project Objectives

The programme will improve the sanitation system connection rate in less-favoured areas, thus improving its basic infrastructure, promote economic development and increase its attractiveness, and lastly improve the quality of life for inhabitants and their natural environment health. It will consist of: (i) development of sanitation infrastructure (primary and secondary networks, transfer networks, pumping stations and treatment plants) and (ii) capacity building and institutional support.


The programme will benefit a total population of about 190,000 in small towns located in regions that are among the least favoured.

Participating Organization

Government Of Tunisia
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-EB0-005
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Belgacem BEN SASSI
Email b.bensassi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
32 10 Gouvernorat de Tataouine
35.91667 10.41667 Gouvernorat de Sousse
36 9.33333 Gouvernorat de Siliana
34.75 10.41667 Gouvernorat de Sfax
36.66667 10.66667 Gouvernorat de Nabeul
35.61667 10.75 Gouvernorat de Monastir
35.33333 10.58333 Gouvernorat de Mahdia
33.33333 11 Gouvernorat de Médenine
36.08333 8.75 Gouvernorat de Kef
33.5 8.83333 Gouvernorat de Kébili