The project is part of the national projects such as the new Enfidha industrial district and the new international airport ...
The Tunisian government launched, with European funds, a study for the construction of a deep water port dealing with the economic, financial, juridical, technical and environmental framework.
This study, initiated in March 2005, showed that there is a promising potential market and that Enfidha site presents the best assets thanks to its proximity to maritime routes and to its physical characteristics
The Tunisian Government plans to dig a deep water port and a zone of economic and logistics activities within the framework of the election programme of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali "For tomorrow’s Tunisia" and in conformity with the following strategic orientations and objectives:
- Ensure better integration of Tunisia into world economy so as to make it a regional centre of international trade and services,
- Create more incentives to foreign investment to dynamise the national economy and most importantly promote the private sector participation in managing and financing the infrastructure,
- Develop capacity building of port infrastructure through the creation of a new-generation port,
- Creation of logistics activity areas ensuring integrated transport services,
- Materialising the national job creation programme
Within this framework, the Ministry of Transport plans to call for private and qualified entrepreneur or group of entrepreneurs for the construction, funding and exploitation of a deep water port at Enfidha on the Tunisian Central East coast at 100 Km to the south of the capital Tunis and this would be in the form of a concession.
This project will help Tunisia acquire an infrastructure capacity in order to meet the country’s external trade progress and participate in tran-shipment traffic which is rapidly developing in the Mediterranean.
The achievement of this project is integrated within an economic development scope including a modern transport infrastructure and an area of economic and logistics activities aiming at promoting trade activities, industry and services with foreign countries.
The project consists in a port dredged in land. The main components are:
An 800-meter long North embankment
A 1500-meter long South embankment
A 350-meter wide access channel with a length of 2.300 m at -18 m from coast
A main swinging circle with 900 m of diameter to coast -18 m
A 500-meter wide port at -17m from coast
A space for container terminals of 198 ha with a total wharf length of 3.600 m at -17 m from coast
A polyvalent terminal of 35 ha with a total wharf length of 1400 m and at - 15 m from coast
A service wharf with a total length of 200 m and -6 m from coast.