Tunisia has more than $11 billion of projects in the pipeline

21 Oct 2021

Tunisia has more than $11 billion of projects in the pipeline

With a population of 12 million and a GDP estimate of US$ 45 billion in 2021, Tunisia is investing in its transport sector. There are close to US$12 billion of planned transport infrastructure projects, mainly in rail and ports.

TUNISIA has $11.83 billion worth of projects planned for its upcoming road and rail infrastructural platforms, including new port and tram lines.

The five major companies include development consulting firm SCET-Tunisie working for public and private sector clients (US$2.4 billion), the Ministry of Transport (US$3.6 billion), engineering company Studie Group and Ministry of Transport Ports (US$1.6 billion). 

Last year the government investigated a US$2 billion investment into the Tunisia rapid rail network to expand the railway system from Tunis to Ariana, Global to Mnihla and Bougatfa to May. Construction work will be between May 2023 and 2029.

Another initiative involves constructing two tram lines. The first 22.8 kilometres connects the Airport Road to Cité El One via the city centre and Martyrs Avenue and includes 38 stations. The second 10.7 kilometres line connects Gremda to the city centre with 17 stations. Additional phases are in the pipeline.

Developing the US$1.6 billion Enfidha Port will be a two-phase initiative with 1.2 kilometres of berths capable of handling 1 million TEUs annually and operational by 2022. Total capacity will reach 4.3 million TEUs to cope with the demand expected by 2043.

Construction includes:

  • Two breakwaters.
  • Dredging the access channel.
  • Port access road.
  • Port administration buildings.
  • Tender wharf.
  • Drinking water.
  • Power network connections.

Ongoing initiatives worth US$9.2 billion include the developments for the Tunisia Ministry of Youth and Sports (US$5 billion), Tunisia National Water Distribution Utility (US$768 million) and SCET-Tunisie (US$752 million).

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