Tunisia - Classified State Road Network Development Project - Phase I

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 1997
Signature Date 28 May 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2001
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2001
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 57,426,685.15
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Classified State Road Network Development Project is part of the continuation of the programme to upgrade transport infrastructures initiated by the government under the VIII Economic and Social Development Plan (1992-1996). It is aimed at adapting the classified road network to the increasing traffic demand and thus ensure the competitiveness of Tunisian products. The project will also, enable the reduction of the imbalance between the coastal regions and the disadvantaged regions in the south. It is composed of the widening and strengthening of 433 km of roads, the strengthening of 341 km of roads and the construction of 23 engineering structures and 158.7 km of regional roads, as well as the construction of 29 km of paved road. The estimated project cost exempt of custom duties and taxes is UA 98.66 million. It will be implemented over thirty four (34) months.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to reduce the capacity and size constraints of the classified network. It will thus provide better access to the inland development pools of the country by improving communications between the principal centres of activity and the secondary centres network. The specific objectives are: (i) the protection of the road network, (ii) the reduction of transport costs and (iii) the improvement of road safety for users.


The project benefits economic operators and individual road users, road construction companies, and will have a positive impact on the populations of the regions affected by the project, promoting greater and lower-cost mobility and therefore opportunities to integrate a higher level of economic and social well-being.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-DB0-005
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name SANGARE Modibo
Email m.sangare@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia