Tunis, Tunisia – (African Boulevard News) – After several years of drought, Tunisia is focusing on upgrading its drinking water supply network. In a recent development, Société Nationale d’Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE) – the country’s primary water utility – has awarded major contracts for the augmentation of water supplies.
The contracts, which amount to TND 84 million ($29.5 million), will be used for upgrading the distribution networks and building two new water treatment plants. The projects are expected to be completed within two years and will provide an additional 200,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day to the country’s water supply network.
According to the Minister of Local Affairs and Environment, the project is crucial, especially after several years of drought, which has affected Tunisia. “This is a significant project for Tunisia, especially for the regions that have been facing water shortages over the years. The project, which will be carried out over the next two years, will help us to provide more drinking water to the regions that need it the most,” said the Minister.
The CEO of SONEDE, Foued Ben Ayed, said that the contracts were part of the company’s strategy to improve the country’s water infrastructure and ensure that all Tunisians have access to clean drinking water. “Our goal is to provide access to safe and reliable drinking water to all Tunisians. This project will go a long way in achieving that objective,” he added.
The upgrade in the water supply network is expected to benefit several regions in Tunisia, including Kairouan, Jendouba, and Sidi Bouzid. These areas have been severely impacted by water shortages in recent years, and the new contracts will help to alleviate the situation.
The projects have been welcomed by stakeholders, who say they will play a crucial role in boosting the water supply network. “The upgrades will go a long way in improving the water supply network in Tunisia. SONEDE has been doing an excellent job, and this project showcases their commitment to providing reliable drinking water to all Tunisians,” said a stakeholder.
In conclusion, the contracts awarded by SONEDE for the augmentation of water supplies will help Tunisians access safe and reliable drinking water. The projects are expected to be completed within two years, and upon completion, they will provide an additional 200,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day. This development is crucial, especially after several years of drought in the country, and will benefit several regions that have been facing water shortages.