After completing the rehabilitation and extension works, Tunisia has launched the operation of the Siliana tertiary wastewater treatment plant, ZAWYA reports.
This project is aimed at improving water quality, protecting natural resources and enhancing the overall well-being of the local population. The treatment plant with a cost of 22 million dinars, is the first in north-west Tunisia to be equipped with tertiary wastewater treatment.
Leila Chikhaoui, Minister of Environment in Tunisia, said in a statement, that other similar projects will be carried out in 8 governorates during the next four years and highlighted the urgency to use wastewater in agriculture and industry.
Work on the project was completed with financing through a concessional loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Resident Representative of the JICA Office in Tunisia, UENO Shuhei, said that the Siliana wastewater treatment plant is one of the five plants that have received JICA funding for rehabilitation and extension works, besides Medjez El-Bab, Jendouba, Tabarka and Beja, as part of the project to improve the water environment in local towns.
And added: "This project also aims to rehabilitate and extend sewerage networks in ten governorates: Beja, Jendouba, Siliana, Kef, Bizerte, Zaghouan, Sidi Bouzid, Kasserine, Kébili and Sfax.”