Tunisia: new cultural tours created in six regions

Tunisia is increasingly invested in diversifying what it offers to tourists while safeguarding and promoting its archaeological and naturalistic heritage. The ‘Agence de mise en valeur du patrimoine et de la promotion culturelle’ (Amvppc), the agency to promote heritage and culture, has announced it is creating in 2017 several touristic and cultural tours in the governorates of Siliana, Gafsa and Kasserine and in the cities of Mahdia, Kairouan and Djerba.

In the regions of Mahdia, Kasserine, Kairouan and Djerba, the agency has proposed tours as part of national cultural program ”Tunisie Cités des Civilisations”.

Major investments have been planned. Work to study the tour regarding the governorate of Siliana, which has almost been completed, has reached some 200,000 Tunisian dinars, while that in Gafsa, which is still being prepared, 300,000 dinars.

Projects planned in the two governorates of the north-west and south-west will include a guide in three languages to illustrate the main sites of interest as well as for the installation of street signs, the creation of websites and the organization of promotional events.

The other four tours launched by Amvppc concern the restoration of the Medina of Madhia, with a planned investment of 570,000 dinars, the promotion of the governorate of Kasserine with an investment of 300,000 dinars, the Medina of Kairouan with 160,000 dinars and the island of Djerba with 250,000.


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