Last updated: October 14, 2019

Due to its size, the Republic of Sudan belongs to North, East and Central Africa and is more than five times the size of Germany. In the north it borders on Egypt, with which it shares long historical connections, in the east on Eritrea and Ethiopia, in the south on South Sudan and in the west on the Central African Republic, Chad and Libya. With around 43.1 million inhabitants, Sudan is the second largest Arab country after Egypt. The capital Khartoum lies inland at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. After 30 years in office, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir was arrested in April 2019 for a nationwide protest in the wake of a military coup. In September 2019, an 18-member cabinet was sworn in under the leadership of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdokk,

Sudan has a 750 kilometer wide access to the Red Sea, which is to be expanded primarily for fishing and tourism. The largest port city, Port Sudan, makes an enormous contribution to GDP with around 900 million euros. Sudan is rich in mineral resources, including ores, gold and other precious metals as well as oil, with the majority of the oil being transported from South Sudan, which has been independent since 2011, to Port Sudan via pipelines. Oil exports and agriculture are the strongest industries with around 32 percent.

The government plans to create a greater variety of products in the future. The focus here is on mining as well as agriculture and food production. In addition, Sudan offers attractive investment legislation. Investments are to be attracted primarily for the expansion of the infrastructure. Funds that flowed into water resource management and the energy sector, including renewable energies, came mainly from the Arab Gulf countries.

Current tenders