Several political and economic figures to attend “Tunisia 2020”

Fifteen delegations representing the United Nations and several countries such as Germany, Canada, France, Qatar and Algeria, will attend the official opening ceremony of the International Investment Conference in Tunisia, Tunisia 2020, Which will have (the ceremony) on the theme “the revival of the economy, an imperative for the consecration of the democratic process”. Fadhel Abdelkefi, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, will present the country’s major projects with attendance of leading figures, including the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer , President of the Tony…

Marina of Monastir, first Marina in Africa to obtain ISO 14001 V 2015 certification

The Marina of Monastir has obtained the ISO 14001 V 2015 certification specific to an environmental management system that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainable development.  It is the first Marina in Africa to obtain the ISO 14001 V 2015 certification by the VERITAS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY. Managed by the Arab Tourist Company (CTA), the Monastir Marina’s   certification testifies to a firm commitment of the company to implement at all levels the systematic devices which constitute a significant added value. This certification is part of an environmental approach consecrated by…

WALLAH WE CAN Association : “Wallah We Care” project launched

The Wallah We Can Foundation, in association with the Ministries of Education, Health as well as the partner Association in France « Investissons Dans l’Enfance-IDE » let us invest in Childhood, announced the launch of the project “Wallah We Care”. Promoter and founder of  Wallah We Can, Lotfi Hamadi announced on November 16, jointly with the President of the Foundation, Ghofrane Heraghi, the launch of « Wallah We Care », which aims to rehabilitate the premises of the old Rabta School, to make it a school for students needing long-term hospital care at Charles Nicolle hospital,…

Tunisia: launch of incentive programme for creation of micro-enterprises by graduates

The Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Territorial Development has set up an incentive programme for the creation of nearly 100 micro enterprises (in a first phase) in road maintenance, which can generate 600 jobs. The ministry said that “this is not a recruitment in the public service but a programme encouraging graduates to start their own project in road maintenance, according to the decisions announced by the Prime Minister on January 26, 2016, before parliament to promote employment “. Under this programme, established companies benefit from framework contracts with…

COP22 in Marrakech: Tunisia participates with 120-member delegation

Riadh Mouakher, Minister of Environment and Local Affairs, announced Tueday that the Tunisian delegation participating in the COP22 in Marrakech is made up of 120 members from different ministries, social organizations, civil society, and some MPs. In a statement to Express FM Correspondent in Marrakech Wassim Ben Larbi, the minister affirmed that Tunisia is concerned with the problem of global warming especially as our coastline stretches over 1000 kilometers. Riadh Mouakher added that Tunisia will present tomorrow Wednesday its vision of this issue and its proposal to integrate it into…

Tunisia celebrates National Tree Day

The National Tree Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of November. It was established by a presidential decree dated November 3, 1958. The Tunisian government prepares a special programme implemented in cooperation with non-governmental institutions. Tunisia, like many countries of the African continent, suffers from the problem of deforestation, which is one of the major environmental issues in the state. The government of Tunisia started to take certain actions towards restoration of the tree plantations. The government developed a long running programme of afforestation, running from 2007. According…

Deep-water port project in Enfidha included in development plan 2016-2020

A deep water port worth over Dinar 2,000 million is being built in the gulf of Hammamet inside the industrial area of Enfidha. The port is built across 1,000 hectares, with 3,000 hectares behind the port, a depth of 17 metres (where the largest vessels can dock), 5 km of quays, of which 3.6 dedicated to containers and 1.4 for storage. Once it is completed, it will have a capacity of five million teu (twenty-foot equivalent unit) and four tonnes of solid storage room. The Tunisian government vies with the…

Trump’s election will not change Tunisian-American relations, Chahed tells Europe 1

“We have achieved significant success over the last twelve months, but the fight against terrorism is a constant and everyday war, ” Premier Youssef Chahed Friday said in an interview with French radio station Europe 1. He talked about the security challenges facing Tunisia and France, stressing that Tunisia, which is directly impacted by the very uncertain situation in Libya, has managed for a year to stabilize its security situation by tripling in particular the budget of the Ministry of the Interior. Youssef Chahed also extended  a message to the…

Tunisia’s tourism rejoices despite revenue down 8 %

Since the Bardo and Sousse attacks, Tunisian authorities have stepped up security at major tourism sites and hotels, to try to reassure tourism companies and foreign governments that visitors will be safe. But despite these security measures, tourism revenues in Tunisia were down in the first nine months of the year 2016 when compared to the same period last year, official figures have shown. The tourism revenues edged down 8.4% from 1, 974.8 million dinars in 2015 to 1,808 MD in 2016 (first 9 months of 2016).  Compared with the…

Australia gambling giants Tabcorp and Tatts plan merger

Two of Australia’s biggest bookmakers plan to merge, as they try to compete against the rise of online betting. Tabcorp and Tatts Group – the country’s largest non-casino gambling firms – hope to form a business worth A$11.3bn ($7.1bn; £8.7bn). But the deal needs to be scrutinised by regulators and approved by shareholders of both companies. Betting is a national obsession in Australia, making it one of the world’s most lucrative gambling markets. It has the world’s highest gambling loss per head, according to UK consultancy H2 Gambling Capital, with…