Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The strategic council of the digital economy highlighted the progress of the achievement of the projects relating to the chapters of the development of the infrastructure, the establishment of a national broadband network for the benefit of the administration and the granting of licenses for the Internet of Things, in addition to offering 10 thousand jobs as part of digital Tunisia programme.

The council stressed, at its 5th meeting, held on Thursday, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to present and follow the progress of projects of Tunisia Digital 2020, the importance of measures and services to benefit the citizen, whose start was announced yesterday by the Prime Minister, on the occasion of the week of the digital economy and the opening of the 2nd edition of the summit of digital Tunisia, according to a statement released Thursday by the Prime Ministery.

The council recommended a set of measures related to the implementation of the state computer system project and the granting to the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy the horizontal advantage in the supervision of the digital strategy of the State. It also recommended the creation of the Tunisian company of digital development, under the supervision of the ministry of communication technologies and digital economy, endowing it with the necessary resources to accelerate the execution of the national projects registered in the strategy of digital Tunisia.

The recommendations concern the deepening of the examination of all the proposals relating to the development of the digital economy, in a participatory way, in particular as regards the training of skills and the support of the startups as well as the presentation, to the various intervening parties, a preliminary version of the new digital code.

The main measures announced Wednesday by Chahed consist of the free extraction of birth certificates on the Internet, from newt April 16 and that of the commercial trade register via the Internet and through electronic means of payment, for the purpose of eliminating queues and facilitate administrative services to the citizen.

They also include the transfer of money by phone between the various bank and postal accounts, from April 2018, a service that will be generalised at the end of June to all daily business transactions, so as to reduce transactions in banknotes and facilitate financial operations. The procedures also relate to the use of an electronic seal instead of true copies.