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Tunisia - Third Port Project (English)

The Third Port Project for Tunisia will enable the ports of La Goulette and Sfax to cope with changing shipping technology, accommodate future traffic, improve efficiency of port operations, and decrease urban traffic congestion. It will consist of: (i) at La Goulette - construction of about 350 m of quays and of jetties for roll-on/roll-off vessels at a new site on the South Bank of the Tunis/La Goulette canal and related dredging and reclamation; dredging of access channel; open storage areas; transit sheds; port access road; port administration and ancillary buildings; provision of utility services; and purchase of cargo-handling and workshop equipment and material for manufacture of pallets; (ii) at Sfax - construction of about 515 m of quays including one roll-on/roll-off berth; transit and customs sheds; open storage and parking areas; port access road; provision of utility services; purchase of cargo-handling and workshop equipment; and (iii) technical assistance through provision of 220 man-months of expatriate consulting services at an average cost of $7800 per man-month, and 370 man-months of local services at an average cost of $2600 per man-month to: (a) supervise civil works at both ports; and (b) assist OPNT (Office des Ports Nationaux Tunisiens - Tunisian National Ports Authority) and STAM (Societe Tunisienne d'Acconage et de Manutention - Tunisian Stevedoring and Cargo-Handling Company) in reorganizing port workshops and maintenance procedure.

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Tunisia - Third Port Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.