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Construction of 3 controlled dumpings for municipal solid waste in the governorates of Mahdia, Tozeur and Zaghouan.


Initiative timeframe: 2006/2016

Total initiative costs

€ 12,796,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans € 12,300,000.0
  • Grants € 496,000.0


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Governorates of Tozeur, Mahdia and Zaghouan.

the project aims at improving the quality of life by reducing the health hazard linked to polluted water and subsoil caused by a poor management of solid urban waste read more close

Main outcome

The main outcomes are: 1. three equipped waste dumpings with a life duration of at least 5 years; 2. six-nine transfert centres; 3. improvement of technical and managerial capacities of local authorities; 5. improvement of monitoring capacities of central authorities.

Initiative data

Initiative number 008083
Purpose Waste management/disposal
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority ANGED ( Agence national de gestion des déchets)
Other financiers Tunisian Government


Populations of the three governorates of Tozeur, Mahdia and Zaghouan.

Beneficiaries of which females 50.0%

Financing Agreement (Download)

Document in French

Date March 25, 2015

Appraisal report (Download)

The document is written in Italian.


"Jasmins" revolution" of 2011

Implementation slowed down.

Actions taken

Italian support to local authorities to manage the NIMBY sindrome through a technical assistance.

Opposition of neighbouring population to the original Mahdia dumping site.

Cancellation of original site of the Mahdia dumping

Actions taken

New studies for identification with a particpatory approach of a new site and technology for the Mahdia waste disposal.


Status On-Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation


Status On-Going
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

MAECI-Italian Embassy

Status Completed
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Direct Contracting/Direct Assignment
Procurement notice Tender preparation