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    Reference: 20100217
    Release date: 13 September 2013

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    The project consists of a programme to reduce pollution affecting the water and ecosystems of the Lake Bizerte region and the Mediterranean coast.


    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the Barcelona Convention and the Horizon 2020 Initiative's objectives in reducing land-based pollution sources reaching the Mediterranean sea as well as to increase the quality of the environment around the lake and thus contribute to improving people's lives and increasing the potential for sustainable socio-economic development of the region.


    This operation is covered by the EU Guarantee for EIB loans outside of the EU. The EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility (EU-NIF) is providing an EUR 15m grant.


    • Water, sewerage - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
    • Industry - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 49 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 80 million

    Environmental aspects

    The programme is expected to have significant positive impacts on the environment as well as on the socio-economic conditions in the region. Although the European environmental legislation i.e. the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) directive 2011/92/EU and the Habitats Directive 92/43/EC are not directly applicable, all components under this project will comply with them.


    The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that the implementation of the programme is done in accordance with the Bank's Guide to procurement.


    Signed - 19/12/2013


    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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