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Bizerte Lake Environmental Project Lagoon and Marine de Pollution

Project Objective: To improve Lake Bizerte’s wastewater management, thereby reducing land-based pollution in Lake Bizerte and to the adjacent Mediterranean Sea, through piloting inter-ministerial policy dialogue, supporting foundational capacity building in environmental management and providing access to infrastructure investment finance. Lake Bizerte has been identified as a pollution hotspot connected both to the Mediterranean Sea and to Lake Ichkeul, which is a wetland of international importance designated as a RAMSAR site and UNESCO-MAB reserve.


Africa , Northern Africa

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General information
GEF ID 5787
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status active (Project Approved)
Start Date 06 Jun 2014
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 2,000,000 USD
Total Cost of the project: 112,723,000.00 USD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Project contacts
Christian Severin Senior Environmental Specialist