The Government of Tunisia envisages entrusting a concession for development, extension, construction and operation of the public maritime domain of the Marina of Sidi Bousaid.
Development, extension and construction of the marina include rehabilitation of the existing port facilities, extension of sea protection works and increase of mooring capacity in line with the study completed by the Ministry of Tourism and Craftmanship. In addition, the project will include development of the adjacent land area intended for entertainment and leisure activities. The total cost of the project is TND 50 million.
The overall area of the port public domain is 6.24 ha covering land and water front:
. The land area: 2.89 ha including 1 café / 9 administration offices (port management, national guard, customs...) / 4 commercial premises/ 3 housing/ 2 sanitary blocks with showers / overhauling area / nautical club / sailing school / service station.
. The water front: 3.35 ha with capacity of 413 rings including fishing boats for 5% of the total number of operated rings.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Ministere du Tourisme et de l'Artisanat Tunisia
Form of project announcement
The project is deemed having a high development potential owing to the current development trend of Yachting worldwide and in the Mediterranean Sea in particular. This trend is combined with the congestion faced in European marinas (need for 54,000 rings in France). Tunisia benefits from its vicinity to the main three yachting markets: France, Italy and Spain (80 % of yachting activities in Mediterranean Sea),
The assets of Sidi Bousaid Marina include:
. Good sheltered port and favorable navigation conditions 300 days per year.
. Highly secured location nearby the supreme state institutions.
. Vicinity of Tunis Downtown.
. Vicinity of international airport and commercial port.
. Vicinity of the most animated tourist spots of Tunisia (Gammarth, Sidi BouSaid city; South Hammamet tourist resort)
. Surrounded with cultural and archeological sites.
Indicative timetable of project development
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Is project multi jurisdictional?
Stage 2: Project Investigation
17.5 M USD 50 M TND
Indicative Funding Source
Not Yet Known
Have any external advisors been appointed yet
Is the project contained in national/sub national infrastructure plan or strategy
Please outline any studies (for example environmental, engineering etc.) that will be completed prior to a full business case development
Technical,- Environmental Study