8 September 2012

Tunisia: Launch of International Tender to Build 12 Thousand Social Housing Units

Tunis — The Ministry of Equipment, Friday, launched an international tender for the construction of 12 thousand social housing units, i.e. The first phase of the social housing programme (20 thousand ready-built homes).

There are four parts in this phase, said the Ministry in a press statement released Saturday.

Hence, 3,300 residential units will be built in the Governorates of Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous and Manouba and 3,800 others will concern the Governorates of Nabeul, Zaghouan, Bizerte, Sousse, Monastir and Mahdia.

This programme also provides for the construction of 2,400 housing units in the Governorates of Beja, Jendouba, Kef, Siliana, Kairouan, Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid while 2,300 others homes will be built in the Governorates of Gabes, Medenine, Tataouine, Gafsa, Tozeur, Sfax and Kebili.

This tender is open to all Tunisian and foreign promoters and public works companies, in exchange for provisional bank guarantees in exchangeable currency whose value ranges between 1 million dinars and 800 thousand dinars, said the ministry.

The tender is part of the programme defined by the Government and the supplementary budget law of 2012.

This programme aims to build social housing units in all the governorates for families who do not have access to adequate housing and whose gross monthly income does not exceed 3 times the SMIG (guaranteed minimum industrial wage).

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