COVID-19: KLF launches call for “Culture Solidaire” projects

The Kamel Lazaar Foundation (KLF) has announced on its Facebook page the launch of the call for projects “Culture Solidaire” in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs within the framework of the “Fonds Relance Culture”, an initiative to support artistic creation and dissemination in times of crisis linked to Covid19. KLF wishes to register, as a matter of urgency, artistic creation, all disciplines included in such a manner as to support artists to create in the current circumstances, taking into account the shortage of raw materials. KLF voices willingness…

Triomphe Thuccabor walks away with Gold medal at BIOL 2020

Organic olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor of the Ben Ismail Family Reserve has won for the third time in a row the Extra Gold medal at the xxv edition of the international prize BIOL 2020 of the Best Organic Olive Oil in the world. Organized under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, the prestigious competition called BIOL is a precious occasion during which only organic ecological oils participate. The BIOL 2020 competition awards 3 medals: Extra Gold Gold Silver The extra Gold medal went this year to Triomphe…

COVID-19: Professional chefs prepare meals for medical personnel

Tunisian professional chefs gathered for a volunteer action to prepare meals for medical and paramedical personnel in public hospitals. This initiative launched by the Tunisian Association of Culinary Art Professionals is part of a solidarity campaign to support the efforts of the State in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The team of professional chefs reserved a room in the Gammarth region to receives donations of foodstuffs for the preparation of meals. Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts, Mohamed Toumi, visited Thursday these volunteer chefs. He praised this initiative and…

VERMEG donates 1,500,000 TND to1818 National Fund to underpin State efforts

Vermeg donated on Wednesday some 1,500,000 TND to the 1818 National Fund to underpin State efforts in curbing the spread of the COVIID-19 in Tunisia. “VERMEG joins the collective efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak in Tunisia, and contributes with an amount of 1,500,000 TND to the benefit of the 1818 national fund”, said VERMEG CEO, Badreddine Ouali in his Facebook page. “This participation is part of the support to the Ministry of Health, to deal with the spread of this virus. It confirms once again our commitment as…

ABO Wind connects 1.5 MWp of rooftop PV at poultry farms in Tunisia

German renewables developer ABO Wind AG has commissioned 12 photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems totalling 1.5 MWp at poultry breeding farms run by Poulina Holding Group in Tunisia, Renewables Now reported on Wednesday. The project involved the installation of solar modules on six buildings at two sites located some 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) south-west of the Tunisian capital Tunis. In the town of Testour, ABO Wind put up solar modules of 900 kWp in total, while rooftops in Medjez el Bab host a combined 600 kWp, the same source said. Construction…

COVID-19: Tunisia deploys robots to enforce total lockdown

The Interior Ministry has deployed robots to enforce the country’s lockdown and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Remote-controlled vehicles of ENOVA Robotics are patrolling the streets of Tunis in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. “Our goal is always to be close to the needs of safety and health through technology and innovation”, Anis Sahbani creator of the revolutionary robot said. In a series of videos that have been widely shared on social media, Tunisians have been approached by remote-controlled vehicles asking if they’re aware…

New platform “Men_Dari” and increase of broadband launched by TT

Tunisie Telecom announced on Monday the launch of its new #Men_Dari platform designed to accompany Tunisians during the period of total lockdown decreed by the Tunisian authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At an online press briefing held on Monday, Tunisie Telecom’s interim CEO, Khalil Laabidi, explained that #Men_Dari, accessible via the code USSD*190#, brings together the services and packages launched to meet the needs of Tunisians during this period of total containment, including free access to some forty sites including university and education sites under the supervision…

Tunisia to start using new rapid COVID-19 testing kits

Minister of Health Abdellatif Mekki, announced on Sunday that the ministry will soon start using new rapid COVID-19 testing kits, that provide test results for patients in just 10-minutes. “In ten days, over 500,000 new rapid COVID-19 testing kits will be available in Tunisia,” Mekki told Tunisian private radio Ifm, adding that the new rapid testing kit is “of high precision and internationally certified, and will help speed up the process of testing.” “The rapid testing kits simply requires a pinprick to patient’s finger so that it can take one…

WB, IMF call to Action on Debt of IDA Countries

The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund called in a joint statement to Action on the Debt of IDA Countries. The statement indicates that the coronavirus outbreak is likely to have severe economic and social consequences for IDA countries, home to a quarter of the world’s population and two-thirds of the world’s population living in extreme poverty. With immediate effect—and consistent with national laws of the creditor countries—the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) call on all official bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from…

“SAFE TUNISIA” NEW 100% ONLINE CHALLENGE OF NOVATION CITY TO CURB COVID-19

Novation City ” Pôle de Compétitivité de Sousse ” launched on March 17, 2020, the ” SAFE TUNISIA CHALLENGE “, a competition for Start-ups, students, graduates and entrepreneurs working in the field of Technology, innovation or information and whose aim is to counter, slow down or stem the spread of Covid-19 and to manage the crisis caused by the epidemic in Tunisia. “Safe Tunisia” is a national challenge whose mission is to concentrate Tunisia’s potential for innovation and technological skills in order to create synergies that will enable the rapid…