Taminhent Free Zone (TFZ) was established in accordance with decree no. (196/2015),  by Council of Ministers, Government of National Salvation, as an affiliate to Misurata Free Zone (MFZ), with all advantages, exemptions, and facilitations prescribed by Act no. (9/2000), concerning the regulation of transit trade and free zones. TFZ aims at encouraging transit trade, industry, and transformational processes of different kinds of goods according to the commercial exchange and market requirements

Site Advantages

The free zone in Taminhent situated in Wadi Albwanis, Southern Libya, a distinguished geographical location, mediated many territories and cities, which makes it fit to play a significant role in creating directly and indirectly development and jobs. Further, it enhances the trade exchange between north territories in Libya and southern cities, as well as the neighboring African countries.

 Wadi Albwanis municipality is 30 km north east of Sabha, and 200 km from Jufra, 70 km from Burak Alshati, and 120 km from Morzug.

This municipality is mostly agricultural and industrial, privileged with many natural resources, such as raw materials and agricultural products which many industries for re-export purposes could be based on.


  • Availability of administrative premises.
  • Different services facilities: electricity, water, …etc.
  • Paved storage yards, and different warehouses suitable for transit trade.
  • Open spaces for the erection of many industrial projects.
  • There are so many workshops, and technical and engineering units, that could be used as a ground for engineering industries.
  • The area is a connecting link between north, middle, and south Libya up to African countries.

Local Resources and Investment Opportunities

In Tamanhanet Free Zone

The areas surrounding Taminhent are distinguished with many natural resources such as raw materials and agricultural products that could be used in many industries, or in transformational processes for re-export purposes, as follows

1- Industrial activities depending on natural raw materials

S/NMaterialLocationproposed project 
1Lime StoneAl-Mahruga/Wadi Ashati– Cement.

– building materials.


Wadi Almur/ Wadi Ashati

– Glass.

– Charcoal bricks/tiles.

3Muds– Tarwoth, Ashkida/Wadi Ashati

-North Sabha.

– Baked bricks.

– Cermamic.

– Charcoal bricks.

– Floor tiles.


– Adri, Wadi Ashati

– Al-Zallaf, Sabha

– Al-Birka, Wadi Alhayat

– Glass.

– Silicon production.

– Electronics.

– Paints.

– Silicate sodium.

– Sand-lime bricks.

5PlasterJebil Al-Atshan, Wadi Ashati

–  Cement and building materials.

–  Plaster powder for industrial purposes.

6Ornamental stonesAl-Mahruga, Wadi Ashati– Marble production.

– Granite necessary for tile industry.

7IronWadi Ashati

– Iron & steel by high-temperature


– Additive material for cement industry.


  Source: metal resources in Libya (publications of Industrial Research Center)

2- Industrial activities depending on Agricultural Products:

S/NAgricultural ProductsProposed Industries
1GrainsFlour milling plants
2SoyaFodder and cooking oils production
3Palm datesPalm dates conservation, dates syrup, biscuits 
4LegumesConservation and canning all types of legumes
5PotatoesChips (conservation and preparation)
6CitrusJuices, jam, fruit salads (conservation and preparation).

3-  Industrial activities depending on technical possibilities and existing specialized workshops

1Assembly of light planes in the first stage, then getting gradually into manufacturing them.
2Manufacture of plane’s spare parts.
3Manufacture of auto spare parts, such as exhaust pipes, shock absorbers …etc.
4Tools and instruments for building and construction and their prerequisites.
5Any other engineering projects.