Invest In Tunisia

5 MAJOR REASONS TO INVEST IN TUNISIA
(1) Openness and proximity to major markets (4) A reliable and improving infrastructure
(2) A liberal and competitive economy (5) A favorable environment and numerous opportunities
(3) Skilled and competitive human resources

A reliable and improving infrastructure

Roads
There is an extensive network of 19,000km of paved roads and 193 km of highways throughout the country.

Airports
There are seven international airports serving the various regions of Tunisia:
Tunis( Northeast); Tabarka (Northwest); Monastir and Sfax (Central eastern coast); Jerba (Southeast); Tozeur and Gafsa (Southwest).
Current airport capacity is about 10.55 million passengers.
91 airlines companies representing 28 countries ensuring 28 weekly flights on Europe.

Ports
Seven commercial ports, in Tunis, La Goulette-Rades
Bizerte-Menzel Bourguiba, Sousse, Sfax-Sidi Youssef,
Gabes and Zarzis and an oil terminal in Skhira.
Regularly scheduled shipping for goods link Port of Rades:

  • 7 times a week to Marseille
  • 5 times a week to Genoa
  • 3 times a week to Barcelona
  • twice a week to Livourna
  • once a week each to Istanbul, Spezia, Malta, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Bremen, and Rouen.
Energy
  • 2385 MW in installed power.
  • 790 km of high pressure gas.

Average prices for industrial-use electricity
10,000 kw/5,000 hours, USD/ 100 KWh exclusive of VAT

Telecommunications
  • Entirely digital national network.
  • Telephone density in fixed and mobile phones:
    17 lines/ 100 inhabitants in 2001, with 50 lines/ 100 inhabitants planned for 2006.
  • Automatic access to 170 countries.
  • All types of networks available.
  • Major public and private investments for mobile phones.
  • GSM network with roaming potential.
  • Satellite connections.
  • Connection by fiber optic underwater cables.
  • Express service for investors.

Industrial zones and technological parks :
Tunisia counts 62 industrial zones located throughout the country, equipped with every facility. Plans are underway to convert 696 hectares into 22 zones; 15 zones totaling 422 hectares are already completed. A new program for 31 zones totaling 803 hectares are planned for the next five years.

The Tunis telecommunications technology park is the second biggest such facility in Africa, rated 46th in the world by the American trade magazine Wired.
To increase synergy between industry and research, six more technological parks are planned for agri-business, textiles, computer sciences, mechanical and electronic industries, pharmaceuticals, and environment.