Patrol boat “Dougga 214” launches in Sfax

Military patrol boat “Dougga 214” was launched on Wednesday at the Sfax fishing port, in the presence of Minister of National Defence Brahim Bertegi. The boat was built by the Industrial and naval construction company (French: SCIN) in partnership with the National Defence Department. It is the fifth boat built under this partnership; it is part of a programme to […]

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Organization of Libyan exhibition in Tunisia in September 2021 discussed

Minister of Trade and Export Development, Mohamed Boussaid and a delegation of the Libyan Industry Union led by its executive director, Ali Nasir discussed a meeting Wednesday the organisation of a Tunisian-Libyan business event in Tunisia. The four-day event will be held in September in the form of a Libyan industrial exhibition with the aim of boosting partnership and cooperation […]

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Ennahdha backs political government led by Mechichi (Fethi Ayadi)

Ennahdha movement spokesperson Fethi Ayadi said Wednesday “the movement backs a strong political government, after conducting consultations with the Prime Minister, the Head of the State and a number of political parties.» Speaking to TAP, Ayadi said tthe «Ennahdha movement is for a government led by current PM Hichem Mechichi.» “It will be great if the Premier accepts it, otherwise […]

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ARP: Plenary sessions scheduled for July 8 and 9, postponed

The Bureau of the House of People’s Representatives (ARP), on Wednesday, decided to defer the plenary sessions scheduled for July 8 and 9 to a later date, according to a parliamentary statement. The decision was taken in light of the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the country and in response to requests from two parliamentary blocs, several members of whom have […]

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Laser cutting and engraving technologies in textile and furniture sector to be debated (Business France)

A VTC seminar on laser cutting and engraving technologies in the textile and furniture sector will be organized on July 13, by the Business France office to Tunisia, with the Textile Technical Centre (CETTEX), the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) as well as the Wood and Furnishing Industry Technical Center (CETIBA). This technical seminar hosted by […]

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Loans to economy up 6.4% in April (BCT)

Loans to the economy edged up 6.4% in April 2021 against 4.4% in March and 4.2% last year, the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) said in a note on economic and monetary developments and medium-term prospects (July 2021), released Wednesday. This increase was driven by the 5.7% rise in professional loans against 3.5% in March, medium- and long-term loans (+13.7% […]

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21 migrants’ bodies retrieved off Tunisia: authorities

TUNIS, Coastguards in Tunisia retrieved the bodies of 21 sub-Saharan migrants and rescued 50 after their boat sank off the port city of Sfax, authorities said on Monday.   “Twenty-one bodies of migrants were recovered after their boat was shipwrecked on July 4, and 50 were rescued,” National Guard spokesman Houcem Eddine Jebabli said.   He said the migrants, all […]

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