Elife initiative against brain drain is converting unemployed graduates into potential employees

The Tunisian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTFCI) and the Tunis Foundation for Development (FTD) organized on Wednesday in Tunis a panel discussion on the theme: “Elife: A solution against the Tunisian brain drain.” President of the Tunis Foundation for Development (FTD) Badreddine Ouali said “converting 5,000 unemployed graduates into potential employees each year, by increasing their chance of professional integration and closing the gap between their academic training and the companies’ needs, is the solution proposed by the Elife initiative against the brain drain. He indicated Elife, by “targeting…

Tunisair Express takes delivery of first ATR 72-600

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has delivered the first of three ATR 72-600 aircraft to Tunisair Express. The Tunisian airline will use these aircraft to renew its regional fleet providing passengers with essential connectivity both domestically and internationally. By upgrading to the ATR -600 series, the airline has also chosen to prioritise the comfort of its passengers, introducing the latest generation 18” wide seats and the Cabinstream In-Flight Experience, allowing passengers to access a variety of content on their personal electronic devices. With 72 seats, the turboprop-equipped aircraft consumes 40% less…

New tourist resort to be inaugurated next December in Tozeur

The new tourist resort built in Tozeur by “Qatari Diar” will be inaugurated early December 2019, with attendance of Arab and world figures, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts René Trabelsi said on Sunday at a meeting with the press during the 3rd edition of the “Dunes Electroniques” (Electronic Dunes) held on November 16 and 17 in Ong Jmal, Nefta. Trabelsi indicated that the five-star resort consisting of luxurious villas will be one of the Anantara chain’s main luxury hotels whose unit should attract Asian markets, including the Chinese and Japanese,…

50 young people take part in Hackathon to present solutions to preserve planet

The United Nations Office in Tunis, on Saturday, launched a two-day Hackathon to develop new technologies and present solutions and ideas to preserve the planet, member in the Office of Resident Coordinator Elhem Birini told TAP. The organisation of this Hackathon, which brings together about 50 young Tunisians, is part of the United Nations agenda for the implementation of the sustainable development programme and the achievement of its objectives in 2030. She pointed out that this competition is one of a series of similar ones that will be held in…

What is happening between Korea and Japan?

Preamble South Korea denounced Japan after Japan’s trade sanctions came into force on August 28, 2019, accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of being an “adversary”. Unfortunately, relations between the two East Asian neighbours, allies of the United States, continue to deteriorate as a result of trade and industrial warfare. South Korea, for its part, has tried to respond to Japanese “sanctions” by showing its willingness to break the existing military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, known as “GSOMIA”, thus raising Washington’s concern. Unilateral Japanese decision On July 1, the Japanese…

Cruise ship “Amira” docks Thursday at La Goulette with 664 tourists

The cruise ship “Amira” docked Thursday at the port of La Goulette, with 1, 090 passengers on board, including 664 tourists, mostly German. Nearly 650 tourists have chosen to spend the day in the Medina of Tunis and visit some tourist sites, such as the suburbs of Sidi Bousaid and the artisanal souks of the capital, TAP reports This cruise is the first since the terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum in 2015 (20 dead, all cruise passengers). The “Amira” boat, departing from Malta, left La Goulette at 8 p.m.…

HPR 2nd legislative term kicks off

The inaugural session of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) second legislative term kicked off on Wednesday, under the chairmanship of Interim HPR Speaker Abdelfattah Mourou in the presence of the 217 new MPs elected in the legislative election of October 6, 2019. Then, the session resumed under the chairmanship of Ghannouchi for the oath-taking ceremony of the new MPs and the election of the new HPR Speaker and his two deputy-speakers. MP of Ennahdha movement Rached Ghannouchi was elected on Wednesday evening during the inaugural session of the second…

Tunisia’s Nawara Gas Field to Start Pumping

Tunisia’s biggest energy project — a long-delayed, $1.2 billion joint venture with Vienna-based OMV AG — will start producing natural gas by the end of the year, Slim Feriani, minister of industry and small and medium enterprise said. The output from the Nawara gas field will enable Tunisia to slash imports of the fuel by 30% and will contribute a full percentage point to the nation’s economic growth rate, Slim Feriani told media. The field lies in southern Tataouine province, which provided a backdrop for scenes in the movie “Star Wars.” The…

10 Tunisian startups to take part in “Emerging Valley” event in Marseille December 3-5

10 Tunisian startups namely in the fields of training, artificial intelligence and agriculture will take part in the third edition of “Emerging Valley” to be held on December 3-5 in Marseille, France, CEO of Smart Tunisia Rym Jarou said at a meeting with the press on Tuesday in Tunis. She said that the Tunisian startups will set up networks with their African and European counterparts and will give briefings on local capabilities, in addition to seeking marketing of their innovative products. The 10 companies were selected by stakeholders as part…