Tunisia’s Directorate General of Bridges and Pavements is inviting firms to bid for a contract to develop and rehabilitate the road network in the city of Jendouba, on the north-west of the country.

Prospective developers have been given until 18 September to submit bids for the contract. The government hopes that by developing roads and infrastructure it will support the agriculture, fishing and forestry sectors in the region.

The directorate is part of Tunisia’s Equipment, Habitat & Spatial Planning Ministry. Tender documents were made available from 16 July.

The African Development Bank (AFDB) has also agreed to finance the cost of the project in Jendouba, the capital of Jendouba region.

Tunisia is currently rehabilitating roads, bridges and highways in a number of cities in Jendouba region, including Ain Draham, Fernana, Boussalem and Tabarka.

The Washington-based World Bank is also planning to spend $60m on infrastructure projects in northwest Tunisia (MEED 18:4:10).

The main part of the plan includes the rehabilitation and construction of rural roads and water collection facilities.

The initiative is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013, and will be managed by the region’s development office Odesypano.