Tunisia - Rural Electrification Project (Electricity VI)

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Jun 1999
Signature Date 11 Jun 1999
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 45,036,409.68
Status Completion

Project General Description

The rural electrification project (Electricity VI) is part of the priority measures undertaken by the Tunisian Government in the framework of the country’s 9th economic and social development Plan (1997-2001). The project was initiated by Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) and is fully in keeping with previous rural electrification projects. It aims to : (i) install 2 800 km of 30 kV three-phase overhead and 17.5 kV single phase lines; (ii) construct 2,820 MV/LV distribution substations; (iii) install 4,800 km of LV lines; (iv) connect 45 000 domestic subscribers and 320 LV motor pumps; and (v) improve the operation of MV and LV networks as well as increase the consumption of LV subscribers in the rural areas. The project will be implemented over a period of six (6) years from June 1999 to end of June 2005.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the Project is to improve the living conditions of the population and the economic and social development of the rural areas. Its specific objective was to electrify almost a thousand (1,000) rural localities by connecting some 45 000 LV subscribers and 320 pumps with a view to increasing the country’s rate of rural electrification, which was to increase from 83 % in 1998 to 90 % by the end of the project.


The project benefits small economic operators and individuals, and will have a positive impact on the economy and populations of the regions affected by the new connections.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-FAC-001
Last Update 28 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name SALAWOU Mike Moukaila Bamidele
Email m.salawou@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia