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Why Zaghouan ?

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Privileged Geographical Location

The Governorate of Zaghouan enjoys a privileged median location between northern, north western and central governorates. It constitutes an extension of the economic territory of the Greater Tunis benefiting from the externalities associated with basic infrastructure such as the airports of Tunis-Carthage and Enfidha and the port of Rades as well as its proximity to the tourist area of Nabeul - Hammamet.

This privileged position is a regional asset promoting the attractiveness of foreign investors.

Available Human Resources

The job market features skilled human resources thanks to the existing higher education institutions in the region whose number is constantly growing :

The governorate also has 3 public vocational training centers training each year more than 1000 technicians in various disciplines.

A Constantly Changing Basic Infrastructure

Zaghouan is 60 km from the de Tunis-Carthage International Airport and 60 mn from the commercial port of Radés.

Access to the governorate is easy thanks to :

  • A road network of roads connecting Zaghouan to other neighboring governorates (Tunis, Sousse, Kairouan).

  • A railway line linking the governorate to the capital and the west of the country...

The region also hosts several available industrial zones equipped to host new projects.

A Diversified Economy

  • The agricultural sector contributes significantly to the economic growth of the region. It accounts for about 32 % of jobs thanks to a useful agricultural area covering two thirds of the territory of the governorate (282,000 ha, of which 185,000 of arable land and 87,000 of range and forests) and the abundance of water resources (2 large dams, 19 hillside dams, ground water of 19 million m3 and a deep layer of 35 million m3). Agricultural activities are based mainly on cereals, arboriculture and sheep extensive farming as well as a recent expansion of organic crops.

  • Agricultural by tradition, the governorate is currently experiencing an industrialization trend with the establishment of 285 industrial enterprises (with a workforce of 10 or more employees) including 155 foreign companies. The majority of these companies operate in the mechanical & electrical industries as well as automotive components.Moreover, the wealth of useful substances in the governorate encouraged the development of industries of building materials for projects of public construction public and works in Greater Tunis.

  • Tourism activities remain limited despite the fact that the region has an important historical and cultural heritage (archaeological remains of the temple of water and those of Jradou, the Roman water pipes...) and it also has a diverse and unique natural environment (forest mountains, mineral springs and large gardens of pink flowers called "ennisri") which are valuable assets for the promotion of ecological, therapeutic and cultural sustainable tourism...

  • The region also has a banking and financial network of 14 agencies representing major financial institutions in the country.