Spain lifts travel restrictions on Tunisia

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation lifted the travel restrictions for its nationals to Tunisia, the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts reports on Wednesday. The Spanish authorities also reclassified the governorates of Tozeur, Kebili, Medenine and Tataouine as “medium risk zone” and “risk-free zone,” except for the regions bordering Libya, the same source said. Besides, they removed Tozeur and Kebili from “medium risk zone” in the travel advice and advised their nationals to adopt the formula of organised trips by travel agencies, In this respect, many countries lifted…

Tunisia plans to invest $22 mln to reform its transport sector by 2040

Tunisia wants to invest about $22 billion in its transportation sector in the next ten years. According to Xinhua that announced the plan on May 1, 2019, citing the country’s transport minister Hichem Ben Ahmed, this is to reform the sector. Presenting the study for a national master plan for the transport sector by 2040, the official indicated that the railway sub-sector would capture most of the planned investments. He explained that in the master plan, 19 projects were dedicated to the railway subsector for TND28 billion ($9.2 billion). Road infrastructures come…

7 Tunisian-Italian cooperation agreements signed

Seven cooperation agreements were signed, on Tuesday in Tunis, between Tunisia and Italy in several areas including energy, education and decentralisation, TAP reports. At a press briefing following the first meeting of the Tunisian-Italian Higher Council of Strategic Partnership, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, signed the joint declaration of the first meeting of the Tunisian-Italian Higher Council of Strategic Partnership between Tunisia and Italy on the prospects for the bilateral partnership in the coming period. Another agreement was signed between Tunisia and Italy on strengthening…

Google wants to transform Tunisia into an artificial intelligence Hub

Salim Abid, MENA Developer Ecosystem Manager at Google, said on Friday, in a statement to Express Fm, that Google has trained nearly 155,000 people in the region. He said that the Google Company aims to train 10 thousand Tunisian developers this year. Salim Abid explained that the Hackathon event organized by Tunisia in September in collaboration with Google and Instadeep, aims essentially to make Tunisia an artificial intelligence HUB. He added that there will be between 1,000 and 2,000 trainees in the Hackathon event. TunisianMonitorOnline

Kidney transplant operations from living donor resume in all approved public health facilities

The National Centre for the Promotion of Organ Transplantation (CNPTO) has resumed kidney transplant operations from a living donor in all public health establishments approved by the Ministry of Health, including Hedi Chaker and Habib Bourguiba hospitals in Sfax, Fatouma Bourguiba hospital in Monastir, Sahloul hospital in Sousse, the military hospital in Tunis, Charles Nicole hospital in Tunis and Rabta hospital in Tunis. In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of Health reported that 20 kidney transplants had been performed in these facilities since early 2019 until April 25,…

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…

Tunisia E-Health Challenge 2019 final to elect 3 most efficient prototypes

The final of the third edition of TUNISIA E-Health Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Elgazala Technopark. Organized by the Institut Supérieur des Technologies Médicales de Tunis (ISTMT), under the aegis of the UTM, in partnership with Elgazala Technopark and in collaboration with the ATGBM association and the BiomedInnov club, this event aims to elect the best new biomedical solutions. This national competition gives greater visibility to the efforts of young people who are passionate about digital technology and innovation to address certain issues affecting the world…

First edition of “Tunisia MAPathon 2019”

“2019 Tunisia MAPathon” is the 1st challenge in Tunisia dedicated to the exploitation of open data to create geographical maps (Maps). Organized by Tunisia E. Gov Society in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Open Data Forum and the School of Communication of the Central University of Tunis, this event will take place on April 27 and 28, 2019. It is open to the contribution and participation of everyone: journalists, students, data scientists, researchers, young freelancers, public decision-makers, companies or associations. How to use open data to inform the public…

Olive Tree Day decreed by UNESCO thanks to Tunisia and Lebanon

At its 206th session on April 16, 2019, the Executive Board of UNESCO adopted resolution 206/EX41 declaring November 26 as World Olive Tree Day. This resolution was introduced by the delegations of Lebanon and Tunisia to UNESCO, demonstrating the age of this tree, which is said to date back about 11,000 years. The Olive tree is the symbol of strength, fertility, wealth, peace,… but also an agent in the fight against global warming, pollution, desertification and erosion. Adopted unanimously after having been sponsored by 47 States, the resolution will be…

Tunis to host OIF MENA office

Tunisia and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) signed on Monday an agreement to set up the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office of the organization in Tunis. Foreign minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and OIF Secretary-General, Louise Mushikiwabo inked the deal. Hosting the OIF regional office will put Tunisia on the map in the region and at the international front, Jhinaoui told media. “This office will help strengthen cooperation between the countries of the region,” he added. “The OIF office has strategic importance and will contribute to Tunisia’s shining…