• Tunisia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Enfidha and Kairouan cities in the Sousse and Kairouan governorates
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 14, 2021
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Government of Tunisia
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 119.86 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 23, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jan 28, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided infrmation, the project is the second phase of the ongoing PMIR, financed by the AfDB, AGTF and the Tunisian government. PMIR II forms part of the road sub-sector upgrading strategy, which seeks to promote an efficient, inclusive and sustainable transport system to boost intra/inter-regional trade and make the country’s main development growth poles more accessible. The project incorporates(i) rehabilitation and reinforcement of a total of 230.6 km of classified roads in five governorates (Gafsa, Kairouan, Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid and Siliana); (ii) modernisation/dualization of the Enfidha-Kairouan road; (iii) creation of microbusinesses for young graduates who will be part of the road network maintenance team; and (v) periodic maintenance of 1000 km of roads. The total project cost, exclusive of taxes and customs duties, is TND 735.48 million—i.e., EUR 219.35 million. The Bank’s contribution will be EUR 103.95 million (47.39%) through an ADB loan.

The project’s goal is to promote an efficient and sustainable transport system to support growth and create favourable conditions for youth employment. The investments planned will not only contribute to the reduction of regional disparities by concentrating a large part of the operations in the disadvantaged governorates but also remove the constraints posed by narrow road gauges that impede traffic flow. Finally, it will contribute to the preservation of the road infrastructure by encouraging the creation of microbusinesses for the maintenance of the network.

The project’s primary focus is the RN2 section linking Enfidha and Kairouan cities in the Sousse and Kairouan governorates. The proposed project area has a population of 159,772 (50.1% women), 60.42% of which inhabit urban areas, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

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