Tunisia: Several major highway infrastructure projects planned for 2010
25 September 2009
A number of highway infrastructure projects are due to be launched as from the beginning of 2010 in the region of Jendouba, in the north-west part of Tunisia, it was learned this week.
This involves major work on 36 km of roads in Ain Drahem and Boussalem, the consolidation of 62 km of national highways in Ain Draham, Fernana, Jendouba, Boussalem, and Tabaraka, and the asphalting of 52 km of carriageways at Boussalem.
Likewise, a bridge will be constructed in the area of Oued Majerda, and flood protection works will be carried out in the townships of Boussalem and Ghardimou.
The costs of these works will amount to 51 million Dollars. They will be followed by the construction of a motorway from Oued Zargua to Boussalem, which will link Beja and Jendouba by expressways.
Roads in Tunisia are greatly in need of this upgrading work and the flood protection operations. Just this week, Redeyef Gafsa, Sfax, Kairouan, and Kasserine have seen their roads enveloped in mud, blocking road traffic for several days.<br>