122 fires reported in 24h

117 fires were reported in the past 24 hours, the double of June’s daily average, Director of the central operational room at the National Office for Civil Protection Colonel Salah Korbi said Sunday. 63 of these fires have destroyed 65 hectares, he specified to TAP. Saturday’s forest fires were reported notably in Rad├Ęs forest in Ben Arous governorate (10ha), in […]

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11 deaths by drowning reported in Tunisia from June 1 to 19

11 deaths by drowning were reported from June 1 to 19 on the Tunisian beaches against 3 during the same period last year, Director of the central operational room at the National Office for Civil Protection Colonel Salah Korbi said, describing this figure as “very high.” The National Office for Civil Protection’s units had recorded during the past 24 hours, […]

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Nine African ministers to partake in FITA 2021 (TABC’s Jaziri)

Nine African ministers will partake in the 4th Financing Investment & Trade in Africa (FITA 2021) due on June 24-26 in Tunis, President of the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC) Anis Jaziri stated to TAP. Several business leaders and international funders such as the World Bank (WB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), will also be present at this event, he […]

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Private agricultural investments approved by the Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investment (APIA) rose by 83% in value, to 169.8 million dinars (MD) between 2020 and 2021 (first 5 months). These investments will help create 1,390 permanent jobs and received a total subsidy of 52.4 MD, accounting for 30.9% of the approved investment volume. Investments in arboriculture were up 151% to 43.3 MD, while those approved for young entrepreneurs and women were up 33% and 68%, respectively. Approved investments in the coastal fishing activity reached 5 MD compared to 3 MD during the same period of 2020. Investments in the agricultural services sector edged up 129%, mainly involving the activities of refrigerated transport, milk collection, well drilling services and water prospecting. On the other hand, investments in the aquaculture sector fell, with just 3 approved operations worth 0.7 MD related to breeding in floating cages in the governorate of Monastir. The same downward trend is reported in the primary processing sector, as investments dropped by 72%, involving the approval of only 9 operations worth 5 MD. According to APIA, the development of investments in renewable energy has continued in recent years, with 62 approved investment operations including photovoltaic components worth 13.1 MD. They will benefit from the renewable energy premium worth 4 MD. During the first five months of 2021, 2,899 investment operations worth 554.8 MD were reported (+43% in terms of value). Source: TAP News Agency

Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP) President Abdelmajid Ezzar called on Sunday in Hammamet, the political actors in Tunisia to “launch a national dialogue that sets out the economic choices to save the country,” an initiative of UTAP. In a statement to TAP on the fringes of UTAP’s extended executive board meeting, which kicked off Saturday in Hammamet, Ezzar […]

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169.8 MD of private agricultural investments approved in first 5 months of 2021 (+83%)

Private agricultural investments approved by the Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investment (APIA) rose by 83% in value, to 169.8 million dinars (MD) between 2020 and 2021 (first 5 months). These investments will help create 1,390 permanent jobs and received a total subsidy of 52.4 MD, accounting for 30.9% of the approved investment volume. Investments in arboriculture were up […]

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Birmingham Tournament: Ons Jabeur through to semi-finals

(TAP) – World’s 24th Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur qualified on Saturday for the Birmingham Tournament semi-finals, after defeating Russian Anastasia Potapova (world’s 82nd) in 2 sets 6-4, 6-0. Jabeur will take on English Heather Watson (world’s 70th) or Croatian Donna Vekic (54th) in the next round. Source: TAP News Agency

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