The Sfax seawater desalination project is on track. On 1 April 2022, the head of the Tunisian government Najla Bouden launched work on the project site in Gargour, 20 km from the city of Sfax.

The consortium consisting of Tecnicas De Desalinizacion De Aguas (TEDAGUA), through its parent company Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Metito and Orascom Construction is implementing the project, which is expected to improve the drinking water supply for more than 600,000 people, mainly in Sfax.

Initially scheduled for 29 July 2020, the start of work has been delayed, officially for managerial reasons.