Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

A total of three per cent of the electricity is from renewable energy in Tunisia, President of Tunisian Association of Wind Energy (ATEE) Nafaa Bakari said Thursday at an international forum on renewable energy, energy efficiency and investment in energy infrastructure. Bakari said that Tunisia was able to make the first steps toward energy transition in a carbon-free economy voicing hope to reach 20 per cent by 2020 and 22 percent per cent by2030. Since 2017, a series of international tenders were launched for the achievement of major energy projects…

Tunisia Trains First Set Of Drone Pilots For Agricultural Productivity

The first batch of drone pilots has been trained by the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Busan Techno Park. The training main focus was on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones. The first batch of 8 out of 40 candidates selected for the exercise, that took place in Tunis last month. It plans training a total of 400 young Tunisians by 2021. The project will also be marked by the setting up of a training centre equipped with training…

Tourism Ministry eyes one million French tourists in 2019

The Tunisian Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts is striving in collaboration with French and Tunisian tour operators, to energise the French market so as to bring the number of French tourists visiting the country to one million in 2019. Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts René Trabelsi said in Paris, on the sidelines of a meeting with managers of these travel agencies and the Union of Tour Operating Companies (Seto) that the department is betting more on the French market, which has attracted nearly 737 thousand tourists until November 30, 2018, against…

Expensya announces its € 4 million fundraising from ISAI and Seventure Partners

Expensya, the company that publishes and markets an expense management automation solution, announces its € 4 million fundraising from ISAI and Seventure Partners, as well as TDR and Business Angels, investors which renew their confidence on the occasion. “This fundraising strengthens our R & D capabilities and will help support our vision of making expense reports more intelligent, both on the French and international markets,” said Karim Jouini CEO and co-founder of Expensya. The company thus offers means to continue its ongoing growth by capitalizing on its know-how and positioning…

Digitalisation Index of Enterprises and Consumers: Governorate of Tunis ranks first:

In terms of digitisation of Tunisian private companies and consumers, the Tunis governorate occupies the first place, according to the 3rd edition of the digitisation index published by the Arab Institute of Business Leaders (IACE), in collaboration with Tunisie Telecom telephone operator. The consumer digitisation index of the governorates of Tunis and Ben Arous was 5.6 points and private companies stood at 7.3 points, against 2.1 points for the governorate of Mahdia and Kasserine. The governorate of Ariana ranked second in terms of consumer digitisation index, with 5.5 points and…

19th edition of  SUP’COM Forum on the theme “Digital Tunisia, A Law For The Future”

The 19th edition of the SUP’COM Forum was held on Wednesday December 12, 2019 in the Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) on the theme “Digital Tunisia: A Law for the Future” with attendance of eminent figures from the area of digital communication including Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mohamed Anouar Maarouf as well as students in communication. The forum provided the opportunity to promote digital culture and innovation and an occasion for the exchange of ideas and knowledge for young students, graduates, companies and professors. This annual meeting, which this year…

Tunisia, KfW ink €100 million loan agreement for water sector overhaul

A loan agreement of 100 million euros (about 330 MTD) in the form of budget support for the second phase of the water reform programme was inked by the Development, Investment and International Cooperation Ministry and the German Development Bank (KfW) Wednesday in Tunis. The loan, which will be repayable at an interest rate of 2.2% over 15 years with a grace period of 5 years, will be disbursed in 2019. Director of KfW Tunis Office Sven Neunsinger said the loan will fund large-scale water reforms. The KfW has 1.2…

BCT keeps rates unchanged on stable inflation

The executive board of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) kept interest rates unchanged after a meeting held Monday, as inflation proved stable. Interest rates have remained at 6.75% since June. The central bank has increased the key policy rate by 175 basis points in 2018 in a bid to tackle inflation, falling reserves and the depreciation of the dinar. Prices rose year-on-year by 7.4% in November and inflation has been recorded at that level for three consecutive months. TunisianMonitorOnline   Share+1TweetShare0 Shares

HPR approves 2019 budget

The Tunisian House of the People’s Representatives (HPR) on Monday approved the 2019 budget which will impose no new taxes on citizens and will cut the tax burden for some sectors, after years of tax hikes that have stoked public anger and sometimes violent protests. The budget showed a deficit falling to 3.9 % of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, from about 5 %  expected this year. Next year budget expects Tunisia’s economy to improve in 2019 by 3.1 %, up from an estimated 2.6 %  this year. The government will impose…

Tunisia’s commitment to Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement  on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), in which it underlined Tunisia commitment to take further steps to energise democratic transition and increase its horizons in connection to human rights and fundamental liberties, Tunisia also pledges to be firmly committed to the noble values and principles of this landmark document that “makes of human rights a common heritage of mankind” and unfailingly supports the just Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people’s legitimate and inalienable rights. The January 2014…