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TUNISIA: EU, 20 MLN TO SUPPORT COMPETITIVENESS

The European Union launched in Tunis the program to support competitiveness of services (PACS) for Tunisia. The program funded by the European Union with a donation of 20 million euro aims to support economic operators in various sectors, providing them with more tools to be more competitive in international markets. The areas included in the program are: healthcare, transport, logistics, telecommunications and tourism. The PACS program has three priorities: strategic support to the Ministry of Commerce, direct technical assistance to about 500 businesses and support the implementation of a quality insurance system for 30 public and private hospitals. The service sector in Tunisia accounts for 63.3% of the national GDP. “The program allows Tunisian economic actors to address the challenge of innovation and make their products more competitive, while helping to create growth and jobs in the regions”, Laura Baeza said.

(ITALPRESS/MNA).


Source: medNews

MOROCCO, PRODUCTION OF DACIA CARS +26%

The Renault – Nissan group released the production data in 2015 of its factories in Morocco: in Melloussa (Tangier) and in Somaca (Casablanca). In these two factories there were assembled 288,053 cars, all under the Dacia brand, with a growth rate of 26% compared to 2014. Tangier is the factory that had the highest growth of production (229,025 cars; 79,5% of the total) while in Casablanca were assembled 59 028 vehicles, corresponding to the remaining 20.5%. There are produced four models of Dacia in Morocco: Sandero (143,049 units, 49.7%), Dokker (71,515 units, 24.8%), Logan (40,826, 14.2%) and Lodgy (32,663, 11.3 %). The export of  vehicles (equal to 256,500 units) followed a positive trend (+ 25%) almost identical to that of production; Tangier is the factory that mostly works for export (94% of the cars there assembalte). The three main foreign markets of destination of Dacia cars “Made in Morocco” are France, Spain and Turkey which account for over 45% of exports. The Renault – Nissan group has in Morocco a workforce of 9,653 employees. It has also organized an international logistics platform (ILN), which stores parts and components manufactured by 19 vendors in Morocco and sends them to other factories in Brazil, India, Colombia, Romania and Argentina. In 2015 the components of traffic passed through the largest cargo port of Tanger Med has reached the volume of 86,617 cubic meters equivalent to 1,425 containers.

(ITALPRESS/MNA).


Source: medNews

LEBANON: NEW EU FUNDING FOR WASTE TREATMENT

The European Union will provide a loan of 35 million euro (38.5 million) to build and equip nine plants for sorting and composting of waste in North and South of the country. The Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) is in charge of the launch of tenders for the construction and equipping of establishments in Baalbeck, Srar Akkar, Tripoli, Dannieh in North and Bint, Jbeil, Nabatieh and Tyre in South. OMSAR with the municipalities concerned will manage the tenders for the operation of facilities and the state will pay the costs for the first year. The cost of waste treatment, including transportation, should be around the $ 25 per tonne.

(ITALPRESS/MNA).


Source: medNews

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