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Bizerte Lake Environmental Project

May 10, 2014

Project Reference Number:45537 Project Status: Active Project Phase: Planning Project Value:EUR 90 million (123.71 USD) Project Location:Tunisia Status: Passed concept review, Pending final review Scope of Work: The EBRD is considering a loan to Office National de l Assainissement ( ONAS ) to finance an environmental clean-up project in Lake Bizerte. This loan of up to EUR 20 million will benefit from a guarantee from the Republic of Tunisia. The Bizerte Lake is located in Northern Tunisia and connected to the Mediterranean via a 7 kilometre channel. The project will be part of the Lake Bizerte Environmental project lead by the European Investment Bank ( EIB ), which will mobilise donor funds from the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility ( NIF ). To support the project EBRD is seeking to mobilise funding from the Global Environmental Fund ( GEF ). EBRD s loan will focus on the wastewater components of the project. EBRD s financing will be used to finance the expansion and rehabilitation of 3 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and network rehabilitation and extension. These investments will improve wastewater services to an estimated 400,000 inhabitants in the Governorate of Bizerte and will help alleviate contamination in Lake Bizerte. The success of the Project will be measured by the following benchmarks: Total population benefiting from improved access to wastewater services. Annual m3 of wastewater treated.

Project completion date : 2015-12-31 12:00:00

Major organization : ONAS

Address : 609 Geigle Hill Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942,

Country :United States

Financier : European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),

Financier address : European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom Tel:44 207 338 6000 Website :

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Source: TendersInfo (India)