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Tunisia - Transport Sector Project (English)

The Transport Sector Project supports the first phase of the Transport Reform and Investment Program. The project goals are: a) privatizing port services and promoting private investments in ports by setting up a new cargo handling organization and constructing new port facilities under Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) schemes; b) facilitating access of foreign investors to trade-related transport; c) commercializing the railway parastatal and making it financially autonomous through institutional changes; and d) increased use of less polluting fuels. There are three project components. First, port and trade facilitation will remove potential bottlenecks to the anticipated traffic growth, facilitate development of modern shipping and port technologies, support implementation of the new port laws and regulations, modernize customs procedures, and develop modern data exchange systems for disseminating modern trade logistics among the port and trader communities. Second, railways modernization and restructuring will allow the railway company to become a fully-commercial enterprise. It will help the government finance an investment package to catch up with deferred modernization on the main corridor Tunis-Sousse-Sfax. Third, sector management will strengthen human resource management in the public sector and develop skills in the areas of computerized information systems, transport economics, and financial management.

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  • Document Date

    1998/06/03

  • Document Type

    Project Appraisal Document

  • Report Number

    17930

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Tunisia,

  • Region

    Middle East and North Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Doc Name

    Tunisia - Transport Sector Project

  • Keywords

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Tunisia - Transport Sector Project (English). World Development Sources, WDS 1998-3 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/879181468778502279/Tunisia-Transport-Sector-Project