|Approval Date||22 Nov 2017|
|Signature Date||25 Jan 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The North-East Road Connectivity Support Project (PACR) is part of Tunisia's road sub-sector strategy and supports two of the five pillars of the country's Development Strategy Plan for the period 2016-2020. The PACR consists of the construction of a 9 km-long twoway, two-lane (2x2) suburban highway on a new alignment bypassing the city of Bizerte to the southwest. Indeed and in line with the Bizerte Urban Development Master Plan, its implementation will help channel traffic away from the Bizerte city centre and will thus ease traffic congestion on the existing mobile bridge. The project will therefore help to promote intra- and inter-regional trade as well as reduce regional social disparities. Lastly, it will reduce accidents, CO2 emissions, improve the quality of life of the populations and facilitate access to social and economic centres. The total project cost, net of taxes and customs duties, is estimated at TND 761.72 million, equivalent to EUR 277.29 million. It will be implemented over a period of 5 years.
The project objective is two-fold: (i) improving the competitiveness of the Tunisian economy by addressing the growing demand in terms of transporting goods and people across the urban area of Bizerte, thus helping to ease congestion on access roads to the three industrial areas and the port, and to equalize network loads; and (ii) fostering mobility and trade between the Northern and Eastern regions of the country.
The project will improve the movement of people and goods in the Bizerte and Beja builtup areas, as well as traffic towards Jendouba. Indeed, at the local level, the project will meet the needs of road users crossing the urban area of Bizerte. The project will enable 700 men/months to be recruited for works implementation. It will also enable 100 young people enrolled in work-study programmes, including at least 20 young women, to undertake internships designed to promote their employability.
African Development Bank
Ministère de l’Equipement, de l’Habitat et de l’Aménagement du Territoire à travers la Direction Générale des Ponts et Chaussées (DGPC)
Government of Tunisia
|Last Update||26 May 2020|
|Name||DIOP Maimounatou Ndiaye|