Tunisia - Road Infrastructure Modernisation Project, Phase 2 (PMIR II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2021
Signature Date 07 Mar 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Aug 2027
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 83,167,318.72
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project is the second phase of the ongoing PMIR, financed by the AfDB, AGTF and the Tunisian government. PMIR II forms part of the road sub-sector upgrading strategy, which seeks to promote an efficient, inclusive and sustainable transport system to boost intra/inter-regional trade and make the country’s main development growth poles more accessible. The project incorporates(i) rehabilitation and reinforcement of a total of 230.6 km of classified roads in five governorates (Gafsa, Kairouan, Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid and Siliana); (ii) modernisation/dualization of the Enfidha-Kairouan road; (iii) creation of microbusinesses for young graduates who will be part of the road network maintenance team; and (v) periodic maintenance of 1000 km of roads. The total project cost, exclusive of taxes and customs duties, is TND 735.48 million—i.e., EUR 219.35 million. The Bank’s contribution will be EUR 103.95 million (47.39%) through an ADB loan.

Project Objectives

The project’s goal is to promote an efficient and sustainable transport system to support growth and create favourable conditions for youth employment. The investments planned will not only contribute to the reduction of regional disparities by concentrating a large part of the operations in the disadvantaged governorates but also remove the constraints posed by narrow road gauges that impede traffic flow. Finally, it will contribute to the preservation of the road infrastructure by encouraging the creation of microbusinesses for the maintenance of the network.


The project’s primary focus is the RN2 section linking Enfidha and Kairouan cities in the Sousse and Kairouan governorates. The proposed project area has a population of 159,772 (50.1% women), 60.42% of which inhabit urban areas, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-DB0-017
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Maimounatou Ndiaye DIOP
Email m.ndiaye-diop@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
34.5 9 Gafsa
36.0758 10.4386 Enfidha International Airport
35.58333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de Kairouan
35.91667 10.41667 Gouvernorat de Sousse
35.25 8.78333 Gouvernorat de Kasserine
36 9.33333 Gouvernorat de Siliana
34.83333 9.5 Gouvernorat de Sidi Bouzid