Tunisian contractors watch a demonstration of available equipment under extreme weather and terrain condition.
Extreme Durability Test
The planned large-scale projects for the development of Tunisia’s road infrastructure will require highly productive and reliable equipment to meet the country’s objectives.
The Tunisian government views the extension and upgrading of the country’s road infrastructure as a major challenge in its aim to adjust the balance and improve access between its regions – vital for the development of its transport sector and its economy. The development plan for the 2016-2020 presidency allocates €3.5 billion for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of roads and motorways.
The country’s infrastructure development projects are also attracting funds from international financing organisations: for example, in July 2015 the World Bank granted a €180 million load to refurbish 146 km of roads in some of the least developed regions in Tunisia, and in February 2016 the European Investment Bank signed a 150 million framework loan agreement to modernise main arteries in the south of Tunis to relieve traffic congestion.
CASE Construction Equipment, was proactive in taking the initiative to promote its capability as a supplier of road building equipment for major infrastructure construction businesses. CASE invited construction companies operating in the infrastructure sector to see its road-building equipment in action and test-drive the machines in real job site conditions.
With the emphasis on infrastructure construction, contractors in Tunisia could see close up the Case range capabilities during a special event organised by the local dealer.
The event, organised jointly with importer Sotradies at their premises in the city of Sousse in Tunisia, highlighted the qualities of the Case machines developed specifically for road building operations in North Africa: tough, productive and reliable, where they are required to operate in the toughest conditions, all at a very competitive cost of ownership.