La société IMAC Audit est spécialisée dans l’expertise comptable Tunisie et la création d'entreprise en Tunisie

Infrastructure

A dense and modern infrastructure

The 2007-2008 Global Competitiveness report of the World Economic Forum in Davos has ranked Tunisia 1st in Maghreb and Africa, 2nd in the Arab world and 31st at the world level for the quality of its infrastructure performing hence better than some European countries such as Italy, Greece and Portugal.

I- Road and Rail Infrastructure

There is an extensive 12,43 mi paved roads network and 370 km of freeways. There are 1,40 miles of railways. Tunisian railroads carry 2.2 billion tons-km of merchandise and 37.8 million passengers every year.

II- Maritime Infrastructure

  • Ports are entirely installed and equipped for docking and processing car ferries, cruise ships, roll-on/roll-off ships, container ships, bulk carriers and oil tankers. They can handle any kind of freight quickly, inexpensively and safely;
  • The capacity of Tunisia’s ports is approximately 8,124 ships per year carrying 29.5 million tons of merchandise.

III- Air Infrastructure

  • 7 international airports : serving all regions of Tunisia.The most important one is Tunis-Carthage International Airport, but other significant airports serve Monastir, Jerba, Tabarka, Tozeur, Sfax and Gafsa.Tunisair is the national airline;
  • 81 foreign airlines : 1.981 weekly flights to and from Europe;
  • The airport capacity is : 13.550 million passengers.

IV- Telecommunications

Telecommunications is one of the most dynamic sectors, with an outstanding growth rate (more than 20% between 2002 and 2006):

  • There has been some three billion dinars in investment over the period 2002-2006. Furthermore, the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society “WSIS” held in Tunis in November 2005 underlined the potential and the opportunities for investment in Tunisia in this high added value sector;
  • One of the most modern telecommunications networks in the Mediterranean Basin, using high-speed, multi-function switches for phone lines, internet and multimedia;
  • A public satellite telecommunications network, run by the traditional operator and a private operator;
  • Digitalization of the ground-based Arab Sat station, which provides for establishment of digital links to all Arab countries and diversification of communication routing options.

Cellular and land Phone

  • Two international gateways, underground cable links, and digital spatial links;
  • An entirely digitalized telephone network providing 100% coverage throughout the country;
  • Land and mobile line density = 99.9 lines /100 inhabitants at the end of 2007;
  • Land line clientele : 1.3 million at the end of 2006 and 2.5 million in 2009;
  • Mobile phone clientele : 8.9 million at the end of 2007;
  • Rural phone system : WLL and MOBIRIF technology that works, in line with GSM norms;
  • 11,715 public telecommunication facilities throughout the country as of end 2007;
  • A high-speed WIFI network with experimentation of CDMA transmission technology as a solution for expanding the transmission network in zones that cannot capture WIFI, for coverage in certain neighbourhoods of the capital.

Internet and data transmission

Internet network throughout the country, with 12 Internet Service Providers (7 public and 5 private).

Post Offices

Services : mail, savings, postal checks; airmail services; electronic payments. Post Offices : 1,462 in 2007. Density : 1 post office per 7,027 inhabitants in 2007.

  • Launching of a new local Tunisian postal system for a “Host to Host” direct link at post offices to transfer money through the Western Union network;
  • Development of the universal e-dinar electronic card

V- Industrial Zones

In 2007, Tunisia had 121 industrial zones distributed all over the territory covering a surface of 3,807 hectares and offering several facilities.

VI- Technological Parks

Tunisia is home to seven technopoles and seven cyber parks in a number of regions, each devoted to a given area of specialization. The telecommunications Technology Park in Tunis has very modern infrastructure that meets the needs of state-of-the-art companies in new ICT sectors. Six new sectoral technopoles are being built throughout the country

  • The technopole in Borj Cedria is specialized in renewable energy, water, the environment and plant biotechnology.
  • The technopole in Sidi Thabet is devoted to biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
  • The technopole in Sousse works in the mechanical, electronic, and computer sectors.
  • The Sfax technopole handles computer and multimedia activities.
  • The Monastir technopole focuses on textiles/clothing.
  • The Bizerte technopole supports agrofood industries.

VII- Energy Infrastructure

Tunisia has 18 electrical plants:. Installed capacity stands at 10,20 ft Watt. Gas mains in Tunisia are made up of 4,85 mi for the transportation, of which 1,12 mi for the dispatch and 3,73 mi for the distribution.

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