• Tunisia Investment Forum: A new economic vision
  • Tunisia Investment Forum: A new economic vision
  • Tunisia Investment Forum: A new economic vision

Tunisia Investment Forum: A new economic vision

Economic Tunisia is on the move, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on November 9, at the opening of the 6th edition of the Investment Forum in Tunisia (TIF 2017). Recognizing the difficulties inherent in the political transition that the country has been experiencing since the 2011 People’s Revolution, the head of the government expressed the willingness of his government and the rest of the actors of the Tunisian scene to lay the foundations for an economic recovery. promising and sustainable.

 

By Mohamed Abdellaoui, in Tunis

“Tunisia is able to overcome all obstacles, strong in that of its human capital, its strategic positioning and the confidence of its partners,” said the Prime Minister, during his speech. Organized on November 9th  and 10th  in Tunis, at the initiative of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), this international economic event aimed to attract nearly 1,200 investors, economic decision-makers and representatives of international organizations from 30 countries, according to FIPA. It is also an opportunity to discuss business climate issues, encouraging investment, business opportunities in Tunisia, prospects for the “Tunisia 2020″ conference and the digital economy as vectors of employment. As a reminder, organized in November 2016, Tunisia 2020 has mobilized 14 billion Euros, in the form of donations, investments and debt conversion investments, from international donors and major partners of the country.

New measures to revive the economy

Announcing, additionally, new measures to better support the economic recovery, Chahed said that the government is preparing to launch projects with a total investment of about 5,200 million dinars (nearly 2 million Euros) . These projects will be completed over the next three years through a partnership between the public and private sectors.

Government initiatives to give a boost to an economy at half-mast, he said, will focus several axes. This includes the removal of barriers to investment, improved funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the preparation of an exceptional national export support program, and the establishment of an ambitious development program to strengthen infrastructure and a new approach for major projects.

Master Plans

In the same perspective, a master plan for planned projects and a national plan including highways, industrial zones and technological centers will be drawn up.

Technological innovation component, “Tunis a digital platform to 2020″ is to launch a Tunisian solar energy program.

The next Investment Forum will be held on June 21-22, 2019, according to FIPA President Khalil Laabidi.

The previous edition of the TIF (2015), organized on the theme “Investing in Tunisia, Accompanying Success”, welcomed around 1,400 people, including 900 Tunisians and 500 foreigners from 50 countries.

Ranked in 88th place out of a total of 190 countries according to the World Bank’s latest “Doing business 2018″ report, Tunisia has recorded a slow growth rate of less than 2% in recent years, according to the International Financial Forum .


 

By Mohamed Abdellaoui, in Tunis

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