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CONECT receives ISO 9001 certificate, Version 2015

The Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) .has received, on Thursday in Tunis, the ISO 9001 certificate, Version 2015, a standard that establishes the requirements for a quality management system, which will help businesses and organisations to increase efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. It is a partnership between the European Bank ...

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Agriculture marked as Africa’s path to prosperity, and Dube Port is an example of what is achievable

Processing zones for staple crops, an initiative aimed at boosting food security, have been earmarked for several locations in Africa, and KwaZulu-Natal’s Dube Port is seen as providing valuable lessons. Such zones have been implemented in Malaysia, Vietnam and in Latin American countries, as well as in Tunisia and Morocco, ...

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Tunisia tourism makes return with revenues up nearly a third

Tunisia’s tourism industry, hard hit by terrorist attacks in 2015, has undergone a “real recovery” with revenues up nearly a third so far this year, the sector’s minister said Wednesday. “There is a significant improvement,” Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik told AFP, as visitor numbers bettered the first five months ...

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German bank to fund $96m Tunisia water project

Tunisia  signed a €82 million ($96 million) loan agreement with Germany’s KfW Development Bank to finance a water project, the Anadolu Agency reported. The agreement was signed by Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Ziyad Al-Athari, and the Director of KfW’s office in Tunis, Sven Neunsinger. The loan will be ...

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Messina Group announces new Italy-Tunisia line

The Genoa-based shipping company Ignazio Messina has launched a new sea connection for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) merchandise between Italy and Tunisia, with a weekly sailing between the port of Rades and the ports of Genoa and Naples, where the company will return after a five-year absence. The company will employ two ...

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China’s latest connection to Africa is via a boom in tourism

hinese travelers are the world’s top tourism spenders, shelling out almost $260 billion in 2017 alone. A growing part of that spend is now happening in Africa, encouraged by relaxed visa rules, increased interested in the continent’s cultural and historical sites, and a initiatives that seek to appeal to Chinese tourists. ...

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New Investment in Tunisia’s Future to Strengthen Primary Education and Ensure All Children Have Access to Preschool

The World Bank Board of Directors approved recently a US$100 million investment loan to support the Tunisian government’s efforts to improve the quality of primary education and expand access to preschool in disadvantaged regions.  The investment will support improving the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, and, in targeted districts, ...

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Thomas Cook chief: We want to make Tunisia a top destination again

The boss of Thomas Cook has outlined the operator’s drive to “make Tunisia a top destination again”. Peter Fankhauser’s comments came after the group reported growth in bookings to smaller destinations such as Croatia and Italy, as well as Tunisia “which has made a positive start after we reopened it ...

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Tunisia to build Five Solar Plants

The Tunisian government has launched international tenders for the building of five new plants using photovoltaic technology, part of the country’s decision to develop renewable energies. These projects will be developed under the Build Own Operate (BOO) model. They include 200 MW solar plant in the province of Tatouine, two ...

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Arab Monetary Fund helps Tunisia develop business environment

Tunisia will benefit from the loans provided by the Arab Monetary Fund to better develop its business environment, said Abderrahmane Al-Hamidi, Director-General of the Arab Monetary Fund, on Monday. “We granted two tranches of loans to Tunisia, each worth 130 million U.S. dollars delivered last month in Jordan,” said Al-Hamidi ...

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