Béja Cheesy Days: Mediterranean Festival dedicated to cheese

The Association of Beja Cheese Festival and Heritage Promotion in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Office of Livestock and Pasture and the Tunisian National Tourist Office are co-organizing the Beja Mediterranean Cheese Festival, which will be held from May 3 to 5, 2019.  After the first edition in 2018, the Beja Cheese Festival has become the meeting place for cheese lovers to meet cheese artisans. They will tell you, with passion, what is behind each cheese. Each cheese will be well explained, its flavours, its manufacturing…

SUP’COM: Open days from April 24 to 28, 2019

The Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) organizes, from April 24 to 28 April, Open Days which will allow future students and parents to exchange with the school’s teachers, researchers and students and to discover the profession of digital engineering. In a statement published on Thursday in Tunis, SUP’COM states that this event “is part of the affirmation of its position in the digital ecosystem in Tunisia and with the objective of consolidating the bridges between engineering education, scientific research, business and society”. It is also an occasion for discovering…

Italian-Tunisian business forum in late April in Tunis

As part of the upcoming inter-governmental Italy-Tunisia summit April 29-30, a business forum will be held in Tunis on cooperation between the two countries, ANSAmed reports. The forum will be organized by the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE), the Italian industrial employers’ confederation Confindustria and the Italian banking association (ABI), and the Italian foreign ministry. The forum aims to look into business opportunities especially as concerns future projects drawn up by the Tunisian government in key industrial sectors. As part of the forum there will be discussion, thus, on…

Tunisia officially joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Tunisia has officially joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). “The AIIB approved the accession of Tunisia on April 22,” the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation said in a statement. The total approved membership of the AIIB has increased to 97, the statement reads. During his visit to China in February, Development, Investment and International Co-operation Minister Zied Ladhari formally requested the membership of the financial institution for his country. “This would allow Tunisia to receive funding for many development projects, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, transport,…

Tourism arrivals in Tunisia jump 17.4 percent

Tunisia recorded a 17.4 per cent leap in the number of tourism arrivals. 592,000 visitors arrived in Tunisia from January to March 2019, the Ministry of Tourism announced. Besides, hard currency tourism revenues registered a significant 35.1 per cent surge to stand at USD262.6 million during the first quarter of the year, the ministry revealed. These increases are attributed to a massive turnover of traditional European markets along with a hike in booking to the Tunisian destinations, explained Minister of Tourism Rene Trabelsi. During the first three months of the…

Tunisia reaches an agreement with IMF on fifth review of loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday it had reached a staff-level agreement with Tunisia on the fifth review of a loan. The agreement will allow Tunisia to benefit from a disbursement of $247 million following the Executive Board’s review that is expected to take place by early June this year. Tunisia concluded a deal with the IMF in December 2016 for a loan program worth around $2.8 billion to overhaul its ailing economy. It included steps to cut chronic deficits and heal public services. “This will bring total…

Tunisia to issue sovereign bonds in Bitcoin, bright future ahead

Tunisia is planning to issue sovereign bonds in bitcoin to fund infrastructural developments, reported Asia Times from IMF’s Springs Meetings summit. Marouane El Abassi, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia told the meeting delegates that his country was looking to launching a sovereign bitcoin bond. The former World Bank official said the bitcoin and blockchain offered central banks an efficient tool to curb money laundering, terrorist financing, simplify remittance, and drain grey economies. TunisianMonitorOnline

Tunisian startup Vneuron opens branch in Cameroon

Tunisian digital transformer Vneuron officially opens a branch in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, Business in Cameroon website reports. Key activities targeted by the company in Cameroon include IT services for export; commercial, financial, industrial, movable property or real property operations, an so on. Vneuron is an actor in the software world for compliance, workflow and content management. The Tunisian company is financed by AfricInvest. The leader of private equity dedicated to Africa and more particularly to Sub-Saharan Africa assists in its strategy to switch from an integrator model…

Tunisia world’s leading country in terms of organic groves

Tunisia is number 1 in terms of organic olive-growing areas and is the pioneer in Africa in organic products. Being the leading exporter of organic products in Africa and the leading exporter of dates in the world, Tunisia is the champion in terms of surface area, with 306,000 hectares devoted to organic agriculture. Minister of Agriculture Samir taïb said, during a debate on the theme ” organic market in Switzerland and Europe and the Tunisian potential”, held in Tunis, that Tunisia is the first African and Arab country to have…

Ministry of Industry gives its agreement in principle to 10 solar energy projects

The Ministry of Industry and Small-and medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) gave its agreement in principle to 10 private projects for the production of electricity from solar energy, TAP reports on Monday. These projects, which will be launched by Tunisian investors, will have a production capacity of 10 megawatts (1 megawatt per project). The overall cost of the investment is estimated at 30 million dinars (MD), the same source added. The launch of these projects is part of the Action Plan for the acceleration of renewable energy projects in Tunisia, launched by…