Town of Nouadhibou

Design of the City Planning documents and on the investment programs for the city of Nouadhibou



Name of Client

Ministères des Affaires Economiques et du Développement (MAED) - AMEXTIPE (Agence Mauritanienne d’Exécution des Travaux d’Intérêt Public pour l’Emploi-Nouakchott

Financing sources

IDA (International Development Association) – PHRD (Japan Government)


09/2000 - 06/2001

Project Description

SDAU (city planning for urban development) based on city developing strategies, reflecting preferences, aspirations, life style and purchasing power of involved areas, and projecting city needs over a 15/20-years forecast; Elaboration of development plans for precarious districts to be restructured according to the needs (approximately 100 hectares). Harbor and coastal areas development plan, including the rehabilitation and creation of a fishermen village.

Services Description

City planning preparation for Nouadhibou; Preparation of restructuring and development of city precarious districts; preparation of planning programs of the harbors and coastal areas; Preparation of an institutional support program; Identification of investment programs, priorities for the city; Preparation of preliminary design and feasibility study of infrastructures and equipment proposed by the World Bank (distribution of drinkable water, sewerage systems, harbor reorganisation, health facilities, schools, integrated development Hubs (fight against poverty), local road network, pick-up of domestic and industrial solid waste).