Algiers Water Transfer Plan Enters Next Phase

11 Feb 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ALGIERS, Algeria

— Algeria's aggressive $1 billion USD worth of water transfer projects are moving forward, with technical and commercial bids submitted for the construction and pipeline supply contracts. Algiers is planning to set up one of North Africa's longest water transfer projects ever, entailing two 750-kilometer-long pipelines from In Salah in the east to Tamanrasset in the south, analysts say. The pipelines are to provide additional supply to the suburbs and central regions of Algeria's capital, Algiers. At the same time, they will address water shortages in most regions of the country, which are predicted to increase substantially in the coming years...

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