“Chams Enfidha” first solar energy station in Tunisia inaugurated

The first solar energy station in Tunisia “Chams Enfidha” with a capacity of 1 megawatt and located in the delegation of Enfidha, (governorate of Sousse) was inaugurated Tuesday. It is one of the sixteen projects which recently obtained preliminary agreements for the production of electricity from renewable energies (RE). Minister of Energy, Mines and Energy Transition, Mongi Marzouk, said these projects will contribute to lowering electricity production from conventional energy currently estimated at 97%, given that the national strategy is based on the diversification of energy production sources, the full…

Tunisia JOBS and CONECT sign agreement to support SMEs and create jobs

The “Tunisia JOBS” programme of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) signed a partnership agreement on Tuesday, in Tunis. The agreement was inked by CONECT president Tarak Cherif and head of the Tunisia Jobs programme Danilo Cruz-De Paula. The aim of this agreement is to develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to create jobs by establishing equitable economic growth and by empowering private sector companies. Established in June 2018, “Tunisia JOBS” is a five-year activity to support SMEs and to…

Interest-free loan for Tunisian expatriates to facilitate their return home

An agreement to grant Tunisians residing in France and Europe an interest-free credit of up to 6 thousand euros to enable them to obtain banknotes from Tunisair or CTN (Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation) has been agreed with the Tunisian Foreign Bank (TFBank), according to Finance Minister Nizar Yaïche. In a statement to the media on the sidelines of his visit on Monday to Tunis-Carthage International Airport, the minister added that this credit will have to be repaid over 12 months and is aimed at facilitating the return of Tunisians abroad,…

TABC launches its new organization ” Tunisia Business Council WorldWide ” (TBCww)

Tunisia Africa Business Council held its Ordinary General Assembly, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Tunis to present its activity report, and especially to elect the new members of the executive board and present the new members of honour of TABC. On the sidelines of the Ordinary General Assembly, the TABC Think Tank gave a preview presentation of the strategic study on “the potential and performance of innovation ecosystems in Africa”, attended by Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation Fadhel Kraiem. Launched more than a year ago, this research…

TUNISIA: IPPs designated to produce 70 MWp from 16 solar power plants

The Tunisian government has just selected several independent power producers (IPPs) for the implementation of a solar project to produce 70 MWp of electricity from 16 photovoltaic solar power plants. The results of the call for tenders for the development of a solar project have just been published by the government in Tunisia. The objective of this project is to inject 70 MWp into the Tunisian national electricity grid through the construction of 16 new solar power plants in the country. At least six solar power plants with a capacity…

Wind energy in Tunisia, the Sidi Mansour wind farm advances

Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and UPC Renewables (UPC) are partnering on the development of the 30MW Sidi Mansour wind farm in Tunisia, which will provide a proof and concept and support for the country’s target of 30% renewable energy by 2030, Evwind reported. In 2016, Tunisia announced the launch of the Tunisian Solar Plan 2030 with the goal of increasing the share of renewables in the electricity generation mix from 3% to 30%. Now the Sidi Mansour Project will also assist the country in meeting its renewable energy goal, reduce…

Libya, Tunisia resume border trading under safety measures

Libya and Tunisia have resumed trading operations, allowing cargo trucks to transit goods via Ras Jedir crossing border, after months of suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Libya Observer reported. Director of Ras Jedir border, brigadier general Abu Rabi Makhlouf emphasized that the handover and receipt operations are carried out according to specific conditions set by a Libyan-Tunisian committee specialized in this regard. Makhlouf explained that the trucks stop at a specific point at each sides of the border to have their cargo checked in terms of health and…

General Assembly of the Tunisia Africa Business Council

The “Tunisia Africa Business Council-TABC” is about to organize its third ordinary general assembly. This assembly will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020 and will represent an opportunity to take stock of the first five years of existence of this business council which has not ceased to strengthen economic cooperation between Tunisia and Africa and to promote relations between Tunisian and African investors. Through various actions, particularly multisectoral missions in many countries of the continent, this business council has opened the voice of Tunisian companies to develop in Africa,…

Tunisia is reopening to international tourists this month

In hopes of salvaging summer along its thousands of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, Tunisia is reopening its borders to international visitors at the end of the month. Algerians and Europeans – including British tourists – will be permitted back into the country from 27 June, and a further announcement about conditions of entry into the country is expected next week. Tunisia was locked down in mid-March and has recorded zero new coronavirus cases since 2 June, as well as one of the lowest numbers of cases per capita of any country on…

EU removes Tunisia from money laundering blacklist

One month after issuing a draft resolution, the European Union has removed Tunisia from its list of countries that pose threats to the financial system over money laundering and terrorism financing because of lack of legislation at home. The European Commission last month drafted a new list minus several countries including Tunisia. The list was set for approval this month. The organization ordered banks and other financial and tax firms to check more closely their clients who have operations with countries on the list. TunisianMonitorOnline