Two drinking water projects launched in Manouba and Kasserine

Two drinking water projects have just been launched in the Kasserine and Manouba governorates. Led by the state-owned Water Operation and Distribution Company (Sonede), the objective of these projects is to provide drinking water to 2,600 families, Afrik21 website reports. In Manouba in northern Tunisia, the National Water Development and Distribution Company (Sonede) recently launched work on the Hedeya City Drinking Water Supply Project in Jedaida. This includes connecting 100 families to the Sonede drinking water distribution system. It will thus be necessary to invest 69,000 Tunisian dinars to carry…

Ten thousand households in five governorates to be equipped with photovoltaic kits

About 10,000 households in Tozeur, Kasserine, Siliana, Kef and Jendouba will be equipped with photovoltaic kits of 300 Wp (watt peak) starting from Q4 of 2019 as part of a social programme launched notably by the National Agency for Energy Management (French: ANME), TAP reports. A call for tender for the first phase of this pilot project was launched this week and works are to commence in Q4, ANME officials told TAP. This a social photovoltaic project that covers households with consumption of less than 1200 kWh/year. These households represent…

Tunisia introduces digital services to facilitate users’ payment methods

The ministry of finance has recently introduced a set of digital services to ensure facilitation of the payment of taxes and other duties and fees by users. The government of Tunisia is set to adopt multiple strategies to enhance the utilization of electronic payment methods. The new introduction of digital services is a part of the government’s strategy to boost the electronic payment methods that are faster and reduce unnecessary paper burden. The users can now pay or check their outstanding fines or taxes via the Internet and SMS. The…

2.2 million Tourists visited Tunisia by late April 2019

Tourist arrivals in Tunisia during the first four months of 2019, increased by 18%, compared to the same period last year, to exceed 2 million 239 thousand people, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The tourist arrival revival is related to a recovery in the number of tourists from European markets (22% leap at the end of March), particularly the British (140%), French (24%) and Dutch (13%) markets. Besides, the Maghreb markets, which represent 44% of tourist arrivals to date, have experienced an upward pace. Tunisia received during the first…

African Development Bank pledges ongoing support to Tunisia reforms and development

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday pledged to continue financial and technical support to Tunisia to help implement reforms and development projects. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina met with Minister of Investment, Development and International Cooperation Zied Laadhari, the ministry report in a statement. At the meeting, Adesina said his visit aimed to show the interest of the AfDB in Tunisia as a major partner. “There are new perspectives for cooperation in the next stage including energy, environment, regional development and public sector. The AfDB will support the private sector…

Tourism Ministry and Thomas Cook to ink partnership agreement soon (Statement)

The Ministry of Tourism and representatives of international tour operator “Thomas Cook” have agreed to sign a partnership accord in May to restore tourism business with the UK market, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts René Trabelsi said Thursday in Sousse. The agreement will spread over three years (from 2020 to 2022), he added. Representatives of British travel agencies “Thomas Cook” expressed will to promote Tunisia as a tourist destination, especially as the security situation has improved, the minister told TAP on the sidelines of a working session held at the…

“Talent Fair: Rebuild Tunisia” for creating favourable environment accessible to recruiters

The Tunisian Entrepreneurship & Spin-Off Association (ATUPEE) and the Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM)  Junior Enterprise  (SJE) are organizing on Saturday, May 4, in the Conference Space, an event called “Talent Fair: Rebuild Tunisia” which aims to enhance the students’  assets in a favourable environment accessible to recruiters. The “Talent Fair: Rebuild Tunisia” event will focus this year on two main themes: “employability and talent shortage” and “technopreneurship skills”. This is an opportunity to kick off the summer by helping students and future professionals and job seekers to find…

Thomas Cook reveal bookings for Tunisia are surging

THOMAS Cook have released their latest holiday report and it seems that Brits are increasingly looking beyond Europe for their summer holidays, The Sun News Website reports. While Spain remains the number one destination for the nation, countries like Turkey and Tunisia are coming back into favour as well. In fact, thanks to a huge surge in bookings this year, Turkey is now the second most popular destination for Thomas Cook customers, the same source said. It’s overtaken Greece, which is now number three. Tunisia has also seen a huge surge in…

“Africa Moves” investment summit set for Tunis in June

The Africa Moves Big Summit will take place in Tunis, on June 17-21, on growth in investment in tech startups across the continent. The event intends to attract as many as 8,000 attendees, featuring more than 200 African startups and 150 guest speakers hailing from dozens of countries, Disrupt-Africa website reports. Held on the premises of the Cité de la Culture in Tunis, Africa Moves is organised by the Entrepreneurship and Diversity Network (EDN), an international non-profit organisation that offers acceleration, incubation and mentoring, the same source said. “We believe…

First pilot centre specialising in digital innovation launched

The digital Tunisia strategy includes objectives related to start-ups through the improvement of the business climate, said Thursday Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, Anouer Mâarouf at the launch of a first pilot digital centre in Tunisia, Africa and the Middle East. He added that his department is working with the Ministries of Higher Education and Vocational Training and civil society to consolidate the skills of young entrepreneurs and promote the creation of Start-ups. The Minister indicated that Start-ups need 5 strategic programmes, especially at the programming level, laboratories…