Algeria - Djen-Djen Equipment Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 1993
Signature Date 31 Mar 1994
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2001
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2001
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Commitment U.A 19,582,099.1
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed Djen-Djen Port Equipment Project is the Bank Group's first intervention in the port sub-sector in Algeria. The Port of Djen-Djen located at 350 km east of Alger was built to replace the old port of Jijel of limited capacity (800 m long quay) and without any possibility for extension. It represents a key element in the improvement of the transport system of Algeria and its operation will significantly contribute towards the opening up and development of the Jijel region and a greater part of Eastern Ajgeria. The components adopted (superstructures and equipment) are in tune with the operational needs and the estimated transport demand. In this regard, the Port of Djen-Djen will be provide with handling and safety equipment as well as superstructures for its operation ; thus the Port of Djen-Djen will be in a position to meet the potentially high traffic demand. This will lead to a reduction of the costs of supplies for the people and industrial plants in the region and relieve the congestion at ports in Eastern Algeria. The estimated cost, net of taxes is UA 29.09 million.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Djen-Djen Port Equipment project is to improve the operation of the port in order to help reduce the cost of Algeria’s external and domestic trade and contribute towards the regional development of Eastern Algeria.


The project beneficiaries are the Algerian Government and the Jijel Port Company (EPJ).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Algeria
Direction Générale des Relations Financières Extérieures


IATI identifier 46002-P-DZ-DD0-001
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Algeria