Feasibility studies for BRT system project in Greater Tunis

DTA Group, a consulting firm specialising in land, rail, port and airport transport infrastructure, has announced the launch of a pre-feasibility study for the implementation of a BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) system project in Greater Tunis, Tunisia’s capital and largest city. This study will examine initiatives for the deployment of a BRT system project in the Greater Tunis area across the capital, with a pilot experience linking the city centre of Tunis to the Berges du Lac Nord and La Goulette / El Kram. The project of BRT system in…

Tunisia to buy 3.5 million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Tunisia announced on Tuesday that it would buy 3.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine directly from Johnson & Johnson, amidst heavy criticism of the government’s slow vaccination campaign. So far, only about 592,000 Tunisians have received the two doses of vaccine in this country of 11.6 million people. After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is struggling with an increase in infections. It has imposed a lockdown in some cities since last week, but has rejected a full national lockdown because of the economic crisis.…

Tunisia pushes urgent draft resolution to Security Council urging Ethiopia to stop Renaissance Dam filling

Tunisia has submitted a draft resolution to its partners in the Security Council calling on the Ethiopian government to stop the Renaissance Dam’s second filling and to refrain from any declaration or procedure that might jeopardize the negotiation process. In the final remaining hours before the Security Council’s meeting on the Renaissance Dam, New York State is witnessing intensive Sudanese and Egyptian moves aimed at presenting their position regarding the Renaissance Dam, AlTaghyeer reports. Khartoum and Cairo agreed to intensify consultations with the member states of the UN Security Council – before Thursday’s session…

UNHCR Tunisia inaugurates new headquarters: new prospects for refugees and asylum seekers

The inaugural ceremony of the new headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), took place last Wednesday in Tunis with the attendance of UN representatives, ambassadors of several brotherly and friendly countries and high ranking officials. In her welcome address, UNHCR Representative Hanan Hamdan said that Tunisia is the first country to have ratified the international convention on refugees. She then mentioned the main stages of the establishment of the UNHCR in Tunisia, stressing the importance of making even greater efforts to fight against smuggling and trafficking…

International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition in Tunisia May 11th to 15th, 2022

Credit IADE Tunisia Scheduled from 11th to 15th May 2022 and taking place in the heart of the Gulf of Gabès in Djerba, International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition will deploy its wings for the second time. IADE Tunisia will provide diverse opportunities to meet international key players of the aerospace and defence industry to expand your network and to build new partnerships, IADE Tunisia reports. The event will showcase over 200 exhibiting companies from around the world and will host a large number of African delegations and decision-makers from Tunisia,…

Tunisia: Municipalities evaluate the decentralisation process

The National Federation of Tunisian Municipalities (FNCT) presented on May 26, 2021, its report on “Decentralisation as seen by the Municipalities”. This report is the result of a national consultation of Tunisian Municipalities organised with the support of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe’s project “Promoting local governance in Tunisia” between November 2020 and February 2021. 320 Tunisian municipalities out of a total of 350 took part in this consultation on six priority areas: the status of elected municipal officials, the stability of municipal…

Libya set to transfer one billion euros to Tunisian account (Minister of Social Affairs)

Minister of Social Affairs, Mohamed Trabelsi, revealed that Libya intends to grant Tunisia a loan, estimated at approximately one billion euros, to be transferred to the Central Bank of Tunisia. In a statement to Al-Shorouk newspaper, Trabelsi explained that the Libyan loan will help to strengthen Tunisia’s complex currency reserves in these difficult circumstances. He also described his recent visit to Tripoli, in which he was accompanied by Prime Minister, Hicham Mechichi, as a very significant visit, which broke the deadlock in Tunisia’s relationship with Libya, during which important decisions…

Tunisia, France to hold High Cooperation Council early June

Tunisia and France will hold June 2-3 the third joint High Council of Cooperation to be marked by a number of agreements. French Premier Jean Castex will head the French delegation for the high-level conference that takes place every two years under the chairmanship of the two countries’ Prime Ministers, The North Africa Post reported. The third joint High Council will focus on economic development, security, education, training, culture and the International Organization of La Francophonie the same source said. Tunisia is set to host the 18th La Francophonie summit,…

Libya and Tunisia discuss smoother border transit

The Libyan Embassy in Tunis reported Sunday that its Security Attaché, Brigadier General Ibrahim Al Bouissi, discussed on Saturday with Tunisia’s Interior Ministry measures related to facilitating the passage of travellers between the two countries through land and air borders, Libya Herald reported. This matter has been an ongoing point of discussion between the two countries as they struggle to fulfil the need for smoother transit through borders for goods and citizens of both countries while ensuring security and control. The two sides also discussed the possibility of opening up…

Kuwait Finance Minister discusses cooperation with Tunisian ambassador

Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment Khalifa Hamadah meets Tunisian Ambassador to Kuwait Hachmi Agili. Credit: Kuwait Times Kuwait Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment Khalifa Hamadah discussed Tuesday with Tunisian ambassador Hachmi Agili means of boosting cooperation at the economic level. The Kuwait Minister of Finance also examined with the Tunisian ambassador impact of the coronavirus crisis on economic conditions in the country and measures that have been taken to alleviate such effects, the Kuwaiti Ministry of…