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    Reference: 20000605
    Release date: 13 March 2002

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    Société d'Études et d'Aménagement des Côtes Nord de la Ville de Sfax



    The project seeks to clean up and regenerate the coastal area of Sfax, polluted by the industrial activity of an old chemicals plant formerly located in the “Taparura” industrial estate, on the north coast of Sfax in the immediate vicinity of the town centre.


    Pollution abatement and environmental upgrading in the Sfax coastal area covering some 270 ha with 6 km of beaches. The project will allow the town of Sfax to be re-connected to the sea and a large polluted site, directly adjacent to the town centre, to be reclaimed for social and economic development.




    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 30-35 mio

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    Approximately EUR 70 mio

    Environmental aspects

    The project will clean up pollution in an industrial estate and curb the continued contamination of neighbouring beaches and the sea. Following completion of the project, the town of Sfax will thus have a large green belt, enhancing the quality of life of the local population.


    Contracts for the project will be subject to international competitive bidding with publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC).


    Signed - 26/07/2004


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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