More than a welcoming region for your investments

Enter the stunning oases and unique Saharan heritage of Tozeur. Recognized for its exceptional natural charm, Tozeur is your ideal destination to succeed in your investment projects in several promising sectors. This oasis offers growth prospects and a prosperous investment experience.

Explore Tozeur

Tozeur, the capital of Jérid, is located in the southwest of Tunisia, bordered by the governorates of Gafsa to the east, Kébili to the southeast, and Algeria to the northwest. Historically focused on agriculture, Tozeur has evolved over time into a gem of Saharan tourism, attracting visitors with its oases and exceptional cultural heritage. The governorate covers an area of 5,592.9 km², with a population exceeding 108,700 inhabitants. Tozeur is renowned as the oasis paradise, with six distinct districts, Tozeur, Nefta, Deguache, Hezoua, Tameghza, and Hammet Djerid.

Proud of its status as a tourist governorate, Tozeur is characterised by a unique Saharan tourism experience. The region is home to the Tunisia Dates & Palm Trees cluster, confirming its central role in the production of the famous Deglet Nour Dates.

● 55 companies, Active mainly in agri-food industries, 34 of which are totally exporting companies.

Tozeur is characterised by the presence of industrial centres and CITs (Technological Initiative Centers) and plays an essential role in regional economic development.

It possesses a harmonious balance between its rich agricultural heritage, its tourist attractiveness and its industrial potential. The governorate of Tozeur is forging a remarkable identity, propelling its development into a new and promising era.

More than one good reason to invest in Tozeur

Invest in Tozeur

The Tozeur region benefits from a well-developed infrastructure, facilitating travel and communication. On land, the solid road network includes 232.7 km of national roads, 36.4 km of regional roads, and 262 km of local roads that efficiently connect different areas of the region. The Tozeur Nefta International Airport, with connections to France and other parts of Tunisia, ensures essential air accessibility on a daily basis. The Tozeur-Tunis railway line enhances the transportation system, with diverse options for travel to other regions of the country.

Tozeur also stands out for the abundance of its industrial zones. These zones, located in Nefta, Hezoua, Tozeur, Degache, and Hammet Djerid, play an important role in the economic diversification of the region. The presence of municipal zones, AFI (Agence Foncière industrielle) zones, and zones under the governorate council demonstrates the strategic commitment to industrial development. These areas offer opportunities for businesses and contribute to stimulating economic activity and strengthening the position of Tozeur as a regional economic centre.

Live and work in Tozeur

Tozeur benefits from an environment favourable to personal development, professional fulfilment and sustainable tourism.

● Education; with 49 primary schools, 82 nurseries, kindergartens, and children’s clubs, as well as 28 high schools and secondary colleges. Two higher education institutions contribute to the emergence of a new generation of professionals.

● Healthcare: Is a priority in Tozeur; with three regional hospitals, four local hospitals, 29 basic health centres, a clinic, 16 pharmacies, and eight analysis and radiology laboratories. This medical infrastructure ensures access to quality healthcare for all.

● vocational training: 13 specialised centres. Training encompasses fields such as agriculture, tourism, IT, arts and crafts. It contributes to the creation of a skilled workforce.

● Tourism: The tourism sector in Tozeur is growing, with 48 hotels, a golf course, and seven camping and family leisure centres. Local crafts, including mergoum, klim, pottery, and palm tree-derived products, adds a unique cultural dimension to the tourist experience.

Tozeur emerges as a model of a grat development. This global approach helps to provide a better quality of life for its inhabitants and to position Tozeur as an attractive destination for your investment projects.

Launch your business in Tozeur

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.