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,…

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.…

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…

SUP’COM’s 20 edition forum on “Fintech: A disruptive innovation”

The Tunis Higher School of Communications organized the 20th edition of the SUP’COM forum on November 6, 2019, on the theme: “FinTech: A disruptive innovation”. The forum is a precious opportunity for promoting digital culture and innovation in this field as well as the impact on other sectors. Young students, graduates, companies and educational institutions, attended the forum during which they exchanged ideas and knowledge. It also provided the occasion to discuss Fintech issues with experts who participated in the event namely SupCom Director Sofiene Cherif, President of the University…

Forex Maghreb association officially created

The FOREX Maghreb association was officially created on Thursday, during the annual congress of FOREX club Tunisia. This new structure will work according to a clear roadmap while working to create the encrypted currency “dinar”, Forex Tunisia’s vice president, Hatem Zaara told reporters. This currency could have North African dimensions and contribute to boosting growth in Tunisia and resolving some of the difficulties hindering North African cooperation such as customs and political obstacles, he said in a statement to the media. Hatem Zaara stressed that Maghreb citizens aspire to benefit…

WFP supports agricultural development in Tunisia through school meals

Photo: WFP/Agustin Depetris, The Commissar for Agriculture (front left) and Head of WFP Tunisia (front right) signed the partnership agreement at the Governorate House in Siliana.

Photo: WFP/Agustin Depetris, The Commissar for Agriculture (front left) and Head of WFP Tunisia (front right) signed the partnership agreement at the Governorate House in Siliana. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture – Regional Commissariat for Agricultural Development of Siliana (CRDA) signed a US$340,000 cooperation agreement on 1 November to promote local agricultural development and better nutrition through innovative, home-grown school feeding programmes in the south of the Siliana governorate, the WFP reported. The ceremony took place at the Governorate premises in Siliana…

Tunisia to participate in second China International Import expo

Tunisia will participate in the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) scheduled for Nov. 5 to 10, the Trade Ministry announced on Sunday. Tunisia reserved a pavilion at the Chinese expo in Shanghai, with the participation of 10 Tunisian companies specialized in the export of olive oil, dates, canned seafood, dry tomatoes and pasta. “The CIIE will open new horizons to introduce the Tunisian products to the huge Chinese market,” the ministry said. Tunisia has great expectation for the expo, which could help promote Tunisia as a good tourist and…

International Forum of Dates and Palm Trees November 21-22

The International Forum of Dates and Palm Trees second edition will be held on November 21-22 in Tozeur on the theme “Towards the Development of a Sustainable Value Chain.” The international forum seeks to spotlight the challenges of date palm cultivation and the need to promote all value chains of dates and derivatives, TAP reports. The event also seeks to serve as a space for meetings and exchange among all operators, promote oasis agriculture and create economic dynamics in the region. The forum is meant for professionals, public and private…