Prime Minister Najla Bouden Thursday chaired an innovation in handicrafts prize award ceremony at La Kasbah in observance of the National Day of Handicrafts and Traditional Dress.
Nine craftspeople won prizes in three competitions. They are Rached Zarraï Miladi (Ariana), Fatma Jebali (Nabeul) and Bassem Rekik (Sfax) in the gifts and souvenir items.
Prizes in the eco-friendly products competition went to Ali Gharbi (Ben Arous), Om El-Khir Lassoued (Gafsa) and Manel Bouzid (Gabés).
Malek Berrached (Nabeul), Imen Hammami (Bizerte) and Hanen Mastour (Siliana) distinguished themselves in the creativity competition for students of arts and crafts shools and crafts training centres.
These awards are designed to further promote the handicrafts sector while emphasising their specific historical, economic and social features, the National Board of Tunisian Handicrafts (French: ONAT) said.
The award ceremony was attended by Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Mohamed Moez Belhassine, ONAT Director General Faouzi Ben Halima and President of the National Handicrafts Federation Salah Amamou.
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)