Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

“Five investment projects in southern Tunisia have attracted the attention of French investors in Lille and Saint-Brieuc”, CEO of the Industrial and Technological Pole of Gabes (Pol.i.tech) Mohamed Razak Jeday told TAP Friday in Paris.

“The promotional campaign took place on March 13 in Lille, March 14 in Saint Brieuc and ends this Friday in Paris,” says the CEO of Pol.i.tech Gabès, during the morning of promoting investment in Southern governorates, organised at the Tunisian embassy in Paris.

In this regard, a joint research and development project for pomegranate juice and its applications in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic fields will be submitted by 18 April 2018, in partnership with French and Spanish investors, to obtain European financing, he said. “A second project also attracted investors from Lille. This is the creation of a unit for the treatment and recovery of public works waste.”

The CEO of Pol.i.tech Gabès emphasises that exchanges with the president of the French Tech of the Haut de France took place for the development of Start Up internationally. He specified: “A signature of convention between a company specialised in the council and the studies in the field of environment and the National School of engineers of Gabès took place”.

As for the meetings held in Saint-Brieuc, they identified three projects. According to Jeday. it is the production of organic mint and the valorisation of its derivatives for the industrialisation of cometic and pharmaceutical products, the production of flocculants to improve the quality of phosphate and the creation of projects in renewable energies “, says Mohamed Razak Jeday.

The twelve proposed projects are spread over the governorates of Gabes, Gafsa, Medenine and Tozeur. Investment opportunities in Tozeur focus on organic date packaging and date sugar production, while investment opportunities in Medenine are in the production of hydrated magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride.

As for the projects offered in Gafsa, they mainly concern the recycling of used tires, the production of grilled and packaged dried fruit (pistachios), the production of olive oil and packaged food. The governorate of Gabès presents projects of organic mint cultivation, the production of fruit juice and pomegranate, the valorisation of frying oils for the production of biofuels and the recycling of public works waste.

For Tunisia’s ambassador in Paris Abdelaziz Rassâa, it is necessary to be further positioned on an international scale.