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Two scanners donated to Tunisia

Published the:  30/09/2017

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(TAP) – Tunisia has received, on Saturday at La Goulette port two movable scanners worth 12 million dinars (MD) in the form of a donation from China. These acquisitions will serve to strengthen the border control system.

The President of the Government Youssef Chahed said, at the ceremony held in the presence of Chinese ambassador in Tunis Bian Yanhua, that the investment allocated to the installation of the customs control system stands at 62MD, noting that these two scanners will be used at ports and border crossings as well as in roads, in order to protect the national economy against parallel trade and smuggling.

The programme of the Tunisian Customs for the year 2017 includes the acquisition of 4 fixed gates manufactured in the United States of America (USA), worth 24MD which make it possible to detect the hiding places in the cars, through 3 D photos, as well as the purchase of three portable scanners worth 13 MD (made in China) in addition to 7 patrollers from that country, worth 6.4 MD. Besides, 12 other radiation scanners to monitor the passage of light cars are established.

The government also plans to meet Customs recruitment needs to strengthen its human resources, underscoring the vital role of customs in protecting the security of the country, passengers and goods.

Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui spoke of the importance of the Tunisian-Chinese cooperation in the field of customs, saying that China intends to create two cultural centres in Tunisia, one in Ben Arous and the other in El Menzah.

Customs Director-General Adel Hssan said that these developed scanners will increase the efficiency of customs during searches in ports and control of traffic of people and goods, recalling that this action is part of the development programme launched since 2015.