El Kef

More than a welcoming region for your investments

Sicca Veneria, a prestigious melting pot of multiple civilizations, currently known as “El Kef El Alia”, this Tunisian gem offers flourishing investment opportunities. In the heart of the high grassland, discover a region which draws its strength from its culture and history to create an environment favourable to development.

Explore El Kef

Located in the north-west of the country, on the edge of the Algerian-Tunisian border, the governorate of El Kef covers an area of 5,081 km2, with a population of 243,156 inhabitants, among them 190,564 are active population.

● The industrial sector of El Kef governorate comprises 41 companies, of which 3 are totally exporting companies.

From an economic development perspective, El Kef governorate is implementing strategic initiatives, including the development of clusters for the value chains of olive oil, basic food products, and marble specific to the region. Projects such as the establishment of the National Institute of Sciences and Technologies in El Kef and the extension of the highway to the governorates of El Kef and Siliana demonstrate the commitment to improving regional infrastructure.

More than one good reason to invest in El Kef

Invest in El Kef

The El Kef governorate benefits from a solid infrastructure, with an electrification rate reaching 99.6%, ensuring widespread access to electricity for its inhabitants and its economic activities. In terms of land transport, the governorate has an extensive road network, totaling 785 km of classified asphalt roads, facilitating the mobility of goods and individuals.

The El Kef railway network is also well developed, including important lines such as El Kef-Tunis, Dehmani-Tunis, and Kalaat Khasba-Jerissa-Tunis, strengthening the connectivity of the region.
For telecommunications and postal services, the governorate strives to provide modern and efficient services to meet the growing needs in these areas, supporting the economic development and the connectivity of El Kef. These solid infrastructures position the governorate as a key player in the Tunisian economy, ready to prosper in an increasingly interconnected environment.

Live and work in El Kef

With cultural and historical wealth, El Kef offers an environment where growth goes hand in hand with the preservation of its heritage, making this region a place of fulfilment for both its inhabitants and investors.

● The Kef governorate is recognized for its dedication to education, with 194 primary schools, 59 high schools, and secondary colleges, along with 8 higher education institutions offering a broad spectrum of disciplines. Notable establishments like the Higher Institute of Agriculture and the Higher Institute of Art and Music highlight the diverse educational opportunities within the region.

● The healthcare sector provides a regional hospital, 81 basic health centres, a clinic, 5 analysis and radiology laboratories, and 35 pharmacies. With one doctor per 1,503 inhabitants, medical infrastructure ensures increased accessibility to quality care.

● The governorate of El Kef invests in skills development with 7 vocational training centres. These institutions play a key role in preparing the local workforce to meet job market challenges.

● Tourism and leisure in the El Kef governorate are enhanced by a variety of activities. With 8 hotels, including 5 guest houses, the region provides a warm welcome to visitors. Local crafts, featuring carpet production and traditional weaving, enrich the cultural experience of tourists.

The region is also characterised by fascinating archaeological sites, such as Khasba, Althibiros, the basilica of Saint Pierre of the medina in El Kef, and the Table of Jugurta. These historical treasures contribute with a unique dimension to the tourist appeal of this destination.

Launch your business in El Kef

Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation – APII

Established in 1972, APII is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines. It is responsible for implementing government policy relating to the promotion of the industrial sector and innovation. The APII is the main point of contact for investors regarding the legal constitution of companies and the management of financial and fiscal benefits.
APII services
The One Stop Shop, ISO 9001 certified, provides most of the APII services for the company

● The provision of certificates for the submission of investment project declarations
● Carrying out the formalities for the establishment of companies.
● Assisting with the establishment of companies.

Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency – APIA
APIA is a public institution established in 1983, with the principal mission of promoting private investment in agriculture, fishing and associated services.

APIA services
● Granting financial and fiscal benefits established by the Investment Law No. 2016-71 to promoters of agricultural, fishing, and related services projects, as well as projects involving the primary processing of agricultural and fishing products.
● Identifying investment opportunities and project ideas to be promoted by Tunisian and foreign private operators, thereby contributing to the achievement of national objectives assigned to the agricultural sector.

● Assisting promoters in the preparation of their investment files and providing guidance during the implementation phase of their projects.

Agence Foncière Industrielle – AFI
The Industrial property Agency is a public organisation established in 1973 to strengthen the industrial network and contribute to the economic and social development of Tunisia.

AFI services
● The creation and development of industrial areas equipped with the amenities necessary for the implementation of industrial projects.
● The construction of modular industrial premises and their provision to Tunisian and foreign investors.