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Hydrocarbon prices increase is provided for by the 2019 Finance Act (Chahed)

Published the:  05/04/2019

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(TAP) - The decision to increase hydrocarbon prices is provided for by the 2019 finance law and was taken by the Minister of Finance in full knowledge of the facts given the limited resources of the state, said Friday, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on the fringes of opening the book fair.

He called on the Tunisian people to show solidarity and work harder to restore the usual pace of economic growth and overcome difficulties.

The government has used the International Monetary Fund to help it deal with the challenges, he said, noting that the economic situation cannot be analyzed without taking into account the terrorist attacks that have contributed to its further collapse.

He highlighted the improvement in some indicators related to the tourism, foreign trade and phosphate production sectors.

The increase in hydrocarbon prices announced on Saturday, March 30, caused an outcry and provoked protests led by road professionals in several regions of the country