Tunisia - The Road Project V

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Jun 2008
Signature Date 22 Oct 2008
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 139,476,273.91
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Road Project V is consistent with the pursuance of the strategy to upgrade the Transport Sector, formulated by the Government since the previous five-year Development Plans aimed at promoting an efficient high quality transport system. The project is part of the investments planned for road infrastructure under the 11th Plan (2007-2011) and its implementation is in line with the Bank's intervention strategy in Tunisia for the period concerned. It was designed to address the capacity constraints (width of carriageways and their structural condition) of the classified road network which does not at present provide an acceptable level of service in respect of traffic volumes and the rapid growth of heavy traffic, which is responsible for the deterioration of the carriageway structures and a heightened risk of accidents. The project involves carrying out work with the following components: (i) structural road works (diversion of the cities of Beja, Jendouba, Sidi Bouzid, M'Saken-Est in Sousse and El Hamma in Gabès and modernisation by upgrading the GP6D sections in Beja, the GP2 between Enfida and Kairouan and GP3 -Fahs in Zaghouan); (ii) rehabilitation of a total of 374.1 km of paved roads; (iii) reinforcement of a total of 640.4 km of paved roads; (iv) construction of 14 engineering structures distributed over the classified road network. The implementation of the project will contribute to safeguarding the existing road network, while improving the state of the infrastructure, thereby fostering intra- and inter-regional trade and reducing regional disparities. This will result in greater complementarity of road transport with the other modes of transport, and contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the country by lowering transport costs. The estimated cost of the project is UA 264.15 million, equivalent to US$ 399 million (Tunisian dinars 474.82 million).

Project Objectives

The project aims to improve the level of service of the classified road network with a view to intensifying intra-and inter-regional trade and improving the accessibility of the country’s principal development poles.


The present project will benefit the whole country’s population, particularly the inhabitants of the north-west (Beja, Jendouba, Kef and Siliana), centre (Sousse, Mahdia, Monastir et Kairouan et Sidi Bouzid) and the south-west (Gabes et Medenine) where inadequate basic infrastructure, particularly roads, in the Governorates of Sidi Bouzid, Siliana et Kasserine and certain regions of the south has been the cause of a slower rate of socioeconomic development in relation to coastal areas.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-DB0-009
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Papa Mamadou FALL
Email p.fall@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36.9833 10.1167 Gouvernorat de Ariana
36.66667 9.25 Gouvernorat de Béja
36.63333 10.25 Gouvernorat de Ben Arous
37.08333 9.58333 Gouvernorat de Bizerte
33.83333 9.75 Gouvernorat de Gabes
36.66667 8.75 Gouvernorat de Jendouba
35.58333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de Kairouan
36.08333 8.75 Gouvernorat de Kef
36.8333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de la Manouba
33.33333 11 Gouvernorat de Médenine