Future Lab Tunisia to build premises for anchoring sustainable and constructive community

Credit goes to Facebook Page Future Lab Tunisia Future Lab Tunisia has taken the initiative to build new premises for hosting its activities in the middle school Ibn Khaldun in Manouba, Tunis. This initiative is meant to anchor the educational and cultural project of Future Lab Tunisia in its school environment and in the neighbourhood where it has been operating for more than two years.  The Kamel Lazaar Foundation will lay the foundation stone for the construction of premises specially dedicated to the project. These premises include a large rehearsal…

ENGIE / NAREVA consortium will build a 120 MWp solar power plant in Gafsa, Tunisia

The consortium led by ENGIE and NAREVA has been declared preferred bidder for the construction of the Gafsa photovoltaic power plant, which was launched as an international tender by the Tunisian Ministry of Mines and Energy and Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG), africanews reports. The consortium will be responsible for developing, designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining the 120 MWp Gafsa photovoltaic power plant over a period of 20 years from commissioning. This major project is one of the first solar IPP “Independent Power Producer” projects in Tunisia and is part of the renewable energy sector’s…

Samia Elfekih: Tunisian researcher in Antarctica for the first time

Samia Elfekih proudly waves the Tunisian flag over the frozen lands of the South Pole Samia Elfekih is a biosafety researcher on a scientific expedition, becomes the first Tunisian to reach the South Pole. In an interview with TunisianMonitorOnlie, she explained that the three-week expedition is part of the Homeward Bound Program, which supports women leaders in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Samia Elfekih expressed her pride at being the first Tunisian woman to set foot on this extremely cold and isolated land, stressing the importance and necessity of…

Relationship between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia: Deep and renewed cooperation

The deeply-rooted relations between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia which are distinguished by longstanding common brotherly cooperation and mutual respect appeared through mutual visits at the highest level of the two countries. The latest is the visit of Saudi Foreign affairs minister Prince Faical Bin Farhan Al–Saud to Tunisia, accompanied by minister of state for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Qattan,  an important occasion to hand Tunisian president Kais Said a letter from his brother King Selman Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud to visit the Kingdom. This invitation marks the Saudi leadership’s keenness…

8 companies vying for the Gabès water desalination project

The Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT) has selected eight companies to carry out its seawater desalination project in the Gabès area (south-east of Tunisia). The project will be implemented under a public-private partnership (PPP), GCT reports. The results of the first round of the call for tenders for the construction of the seawater desalination plant of the Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT) in Gabès have now been finalized. Some eight companies have been selected, although their names were not disclosed. The Tunisian Chemical Group (CGT), which employs about 11,000 people, has nevertheless…

TUNISIA: Mediterranean waste management is a concern for riparian countries

The COMMON project for the integrated management of marine waste in the Mediterranean was launched on the 19th of December 2019 in Monastir, a city located in the central-eastern part of Tunisia. Funded by the European Union and implemented in Tunisia, Italy and Lebanon, it aims to clean up the waters of the Mediterranean, which is presented as the most polluted sea in Europe. A new initiative aims to clean up the Mediterranean in order to preserve its biodiversity. A project called COMMON was launched on the 19th of December…

Hertie School and University of Carthage to organise summer school in 2020

Participants in the summer school to include: start-up entrepreneurs, lawyers and other business owners The Hertie School and the University of Carthage will jointly organise a summer school programme in March 2020, the Hertie School reports. Participants in the summer school will include Tunisian lawyers, start-up entrepreneurs and other business owners. These participants will be taking modules that will help them improve their soft skills, management skills and their knowledge of Tunisia’s legal and regulatory landscape, the same source said. Participants will gain insights into Germany’s start-up scene and best…

TUNISIA: Gafsa, supported by GIZ, sets up waste sorting centre

The governorate of Gafsa (south-west of Tunisia), has recently established a waste sorting centre. The new facility is the result of cooperation between the municipality of El Guettar and the German city of Böblingen, supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German international development cooperation agency, Afrik21said. A waste sorting centre has recently been set up in Tunisia. It is located in the commune of El Guettar, in the governorate of Gafsa in the south-west of the country. The new facility was recently commissioned by the local…

Tunisia receives US $84m for water projects

Tunisian received US $84m loan from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the German development agency, to finance several solar and water management projects. in the country Out of the total, US $24m has been allocated to the National Sanitation Office (Onas),  intended for the implementation of Phase II of the Industrial Areas Remediation Programme, Construction Review Online reported. The programme will be marked by the collection and treatment of wastewater discharged by plants to prevent it from discharging into wetlands and Mediterranean coasts. This will benefit industrial areas of Moknine, Ben…

Tunisia among CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020

The American Cable News Network (CNN) listed 20 best places to visit this year, including Tunisia. “Whether you want to relax on a remote island off the coast of Africa, ride Germany’s coolest trains or spot howling monkeys in South America, there is much to explore heading into a new decade in 2020,” the CNN said. “Japan will be hosting the Summer Olympics, Jamaica will be marking the late Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, and Washington will be on pins and needles for much of the year preparing for the US…