Tunisia: Major highway infrastructure projects in progress

25 January 2010

Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Mr. Slaheddine Malouche, announced the undertaking of a large number of highway infrastructure projects in the course of a press conference held this week in Tunis.

He referred to a total investment of more than 820 million Dollars for the construction and upgrading of close on 3,000 km of roads and bridges across the country.

A number of projects are already operational, such as the “Enfidha Zine El Abidine” airport interchange, 23 km of highway in the area of Greater Tunis, and two bridges at Béja and Bizerte.

Other projects are under construction, with five interchanges being built in Greater Tunis. Across the country there are 1,370 km of roads being upgraded, reinforced, and refurbished.

Finally, the Minister also announced the start of work on the second upgrading stage of 180 km, the reinforcement of 340 km, and the construction of bypasses at El Hamma, Sidi Bouzid, and Béja, as well as 54 km on National Highway No. 5.<br/>


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