Another Well-Deserved Distinction for Triopmhe Thuccabor in BIOLNOVELLO Award

“I can say that we are among the best in the world now” Maher Ben Ismail. Triomphe Thuccabor brand won an “Extra Gold” medal on Saturday in Bari, Italy in the 11th edition of the BIOL NOVELLO International Award, the international competition for organic EVOO oils of the new season, after taking part in this competition with one of the organic extra virgin olive oils product of the Ben Ismail Domain. Triomphe Thuccabor of the Ben Ismail Farm in Toukabeur, Beja Governorate, represents Tunisia as the only Arab and African…

Eni signs MoU to investigate castor cultivation for sustainable biofuels in Tunisia

Italian energy giant Eni has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Societè National de Distribution des Petroles (SNDP) in Tunisia, to collaboration on the cultivation of castor to be used to produce sustainable biofuels, Biofuels International reported. The MoU, which was signed at the Ministry of Industry in the presence of Minister of Industry, Selim Feriani, will establish a joint company to assess and extend experimental castor cultivation, which is currently being trialled by Eni in the Gafsa area of Tunisia, the same source said. The agreement was…

TUI to launch flights to Tunisia from Newcastle Airport

The holiday company has announced its winter 2020 programme and there are new destinations on the list. Holidaymakers will be able to fly to resorts in Tunisia and Egypt directly from Newcastle next year, TUI said in a statement. TUI has announced its winter 2020 programme and from November 7 next year there will be weekly flights to Sharm El Sheikh, operating on Saturdays from Newcastle International Airport. The holiday company will also be introducing new routes to Tunisia, departing weekly on Mondays, and Hurghada, departing weekly on Fridays. Karen Switzer,…

Tunisian inflation slows to 6.3% year/year in November

Tunisia’s annual inflation rate fell to 6.3% in November from 6.5% in October, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reported Wednesday. In September the inflation was at 6.7%. The fall is a result of the deceleration in the rate of food prices’ increase from 6.6% to 6.3%, as well as the decrease of the inflation in the transport group services to 2.9%, against 3.4% in October. In November 2019, food prices rose by 6.3% year-on-year, due to the 11.1% increase in meat prices, cheese and eggs 7.7% and fruit 6.4%,…

EBRD supports SMEs with €5 million loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Compagnie Internationale de Leasing (CIL) inked a €5 million financing agreement on Tuesday in Tunis to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This is the third line of financing after a first line in 2014 amounting to €15 million and a second line in 2016 of 25 million dinars. The loan is repayable over five years and should help CIL to finance the acquisition of vehicles and equipment for local small businesses, said EBRD official in Tunisia Antoine Sallé de…

Qatari Diar’s Anantara-Tozeur Resort inaugurated

Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), Sunday inaugurated the Qatari Diar project in Tunisia, Anantara-Tozeur Resort, in the presence of a number of ministers, ambassadors, dignitaries and Qatari and Tunisian businessmen. The resort, which is fully owned by Qatari Diar, includes 93 hotel units, ranging from rooms, suites and villas, as well as two VIP villas. It features many health and spa facilities, a sports club, tennis courts, swimming pools, function rooms, cultural village, retail shops and restaurants. The project was constructed and…

Tunisie Telecom supports modernization of Higher Education Ministry’s services

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has signed a partnership with the national telecommunications operator, Tunisie Telecom. This agreement – initialled on Thursday, November 25 at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s headquarters in the presence of Minister of Higher Education, Slim Khalbous, and CEO of Tunisie Telecom, Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem – consolidates the policy of developing, modernising and digitalising the services provided by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the benefit of students and all stakeholders in the academic world. On occasion, Slim Khalbous…

“Student Entrepreneur” programme launched by Ministry of Higher Education

The Student Entrepreneur programme in universities and higher education institutions was launched by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to support entrepreneurship and create projects in a student environment, starting from the academic year 2019-2020, The Ministry said in a statement. The programme is launched within the framework of the contribution of Career and Competency Certification Centres (4C) to the professional integration of higher education graduates in innovative and competitive sectors and supporting them to create their own businesses, the ministry reported. The programme will enable the national…

Tourism revenues jump by 38%, November 20

Tourism revenues rose above 5 billion dinars, with a leap of 38.3%, by November 20, 2019, compared to last year, the Ministry of Tourism reported on Wednesday. The statistics revealed by the ministry indicates that in foreign currencies, the revenue growth is estimated at 29.6% in Euros and 22.3% in Dollars. The Ministry of Tourism noted that 8.3 million tourists had visited Tunisia until November 20, an increase of 14% compared to last year which means that the objective of attracting 9 million tourists in 2019 is now likely to…

Libyan-British Business Council Forum concludes meetings in Tunisia

The Libyan-British Business Council Forum concluded its sessions in Tunisia on Thursday, with the participation of more than 40 Libyan and British governmental and private institutions in various fields. Participants included representatives of the Libyan Holding Company for Telecommunications, the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL), the National Oil Corporation (NOC), and the British-Libyan Business Council, the Libya Observer reports. The forum was an opportunity for different economic, financial, and service institutions from both countries to meet and discuss issues of common interest, including the establishment of mechanisms to ensure…