Tunisia, JICA sign agreement on sustainable use of water resources

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Tunisian government on February 26 to provide a grant of up to 3,208 million yen for the construction of an advanced wastewater treatment plant in Gabès, JICA reported. The project aims to set up a new advanced wastewater treatment plant alongside the existing one in Gabès while ensuring its efficient operation and maintenance. This will enable the stable use of recycled water as industrial water and, by conserving water resources, will contribute to improving the living environment and…

Italy-Tunisia: First 22 million euro tender for SME projects is underway

A Next Italy-Tunisia programme, in collaboration with the national authorities of the two countries and the financial support of the European Union, announces the launch of the first call for projects. With a budget of 22.245.034 euros, the tender represents an opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), agenzianova reports. The territories involved include nine Sicilian provinces and 16 Tunisian governorates, thus offering a broad field of action for bilateral cooperation initiatives. Stakeholders eligible for the call include universities, research institutions, non-profit organisations, private companies, national and regional public authorities, as…

Depression brings heavy rain to northern Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, snow expected in Atlas Mountains

The latest outputs of computer simulation systems for the movement of weather systems and rain forecasts indicate that the northern parts of the Maghreb countries are affected by a highly effective depression, bringing moderate and heavy thunderstorms, active winds, and snow to many regionsn ArabiaWeather reported. It is centered in southern Italy today A depression brings widespread rain, including northern Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia In detail, the weather is expected to be very volatile today, Tuesday, throughout the northern parts of Morocco and Algeria, as a result of the region…

The Volants d’Or 2023: Celebrating Excellence in the Automotive Industry

A Prestigious Tribute was paid to Automotive Excellence at a ceremony marked by a festive and jubilant atmosphere held on Saturday, 24 February 2024, at the Hotel Laico Tunis to showcase the Tunisian automotive sector. In its 6th consecutive edition, the Volants d’Or 2023 awards ceremony, a key event for the automotive sector in Tunisia, was an opportunity to reward the best-performing companies in the automotive sector in 2023. Organised by TUNISIEAUTO.TN and ADCOM Agency, with TotalEnergies as partners for the third year in a row, this major event brought…

Tunisia’s foreign currency reserves fall after eurobond repaid

Tunisia’s foreign currency reserves fell on Monday by the equivalent of two weeks’ imports after the country repaid a foreign debt of 850 million euros ($915.28 million), according to central bank figures. This month, Tunisia’s parliament approved a government request for direct central bank financing worth 7 billion dinars ($2.25 billion), with the aim of repaying urgent foreign debts, including 850 million euros due on February 16. The central bank said on its website on Monday that foreign currency reserves had fallen to 23.058 billion dinars ($7.37 billion) by February…

Twelve African countries represented in Libreville for Capacity Building Programme

Representatives of 12 African countries are in Libreville, Gabon, to participate in the first multilateral session of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)’s Capacity Building Programme. Organised in partnership with the Government of Gabon, the three-day training session is centred around leveraging Expos as a tool for public diplomacy, economic development and shaping the future. This session gathers government officials and Expo Commissioners-General of 12 countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, São Tomé and Principe, Togo, and Tunisia. The training session…

5th Mediterranean Water Forum held in Tunisia

The fifth Mediterranean Water Forum opened on Monday in Tunis, TAP reported. Placed under the theme “Together for shared water sobriety”, this three-day forum aims to strengthen cooperation and the exchange of know-how and experience in the field of water management in the Mediterranean, while addressing the region’s current challenges, notably climate change. The forum also aims to provide a platform for Mediterranean countries and organisations to express their views, focusing on local needs and identifying best practices and technologies to address the region’s water security challenges. The event seeks…

Tunisia paid all its 2023 internal and foreign debts

Tunisia has managed to pay off all its domestic and external debts for 2023 despite enormous pressure on public finances, Finance Minister Sihem Boughdiri said on Monday, dispelling doubts about the possibility of a default. Tunisia will pay $4 billion in external debt in 2024, a 40% increase on 2023, according to an official document, amid a shortage of external financing for the North African country as it struggles to redress its ailing public finances. According to economists, Tunisia has relied heavily on new domestic loans to repay its external…

Tunisian universities organize hackathon to promote DLT teaching

Tunisian uTunisian universities ESPRIT and SUP’COM are collaborating with blockchain firm Dar Blockchain and the Hashgraph Association to host three-day hackathons from January 26 to 28. The goal of these hackathons is to enhance the adoption and understanding of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). ESPRIT University and SUP’COM University are organizing concurrent events with support from Dar Blockchain and the Hashgraph Association.niversities organize hackathon to promote DLT teaching, cryptopolitan reports. The hackathons aim to provide a platform for participants to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the transformation of industries. Co-founders of Dar Blockchain,…

South Korea’s Yura Corporation plans to create up to 6,000 jobs in Tunisia

South Korea’s Yura Corporation, which specializes in the production of spare parts for the automotive industry, is looking into the possibility of expanding into Tunisia, said Kim JONG GU, CEO of Yura Corporation’s Tunisian subsidiary, reads a press release issued by FIPA on Monday. At a meeting held in Tunis with FIPA-Tunisia CEO Jalel TEBIB, JONG GU emphasized that this expansion will be achieved through a cable production unit dedicated primarily to the automotive industry, as well as systems for mobility. He went on to say that the unit would…