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Tunisia Signs Deal to Build $271 Million Bridge

Tue 26 Mar 2024 | 11:26 PM

The Tunisian government signed a €250 million ($271 million) agreement on Tuesday with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a bridge in the Mediterranean city of Bizerte.

The project will be financed by loans from the African Development Bank Group and the European Investment Bank.

Bizerte is currently connected to most parts of Tunisia, including the capital, by a bridge that is closed daily to allow ships to pass.

The new bridge will cross a strategic location between Lake Bizerte and the Mediterranean Sea. It is expected to be 2.07 kilometers long and 56 meters high, and it will support economic activity in the region by facilitating access to the city's port and stimulating local development.