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Donation from Japan to create Training Centre at El Hamma

Published the:  10/03/2011

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March 10, 2011 - TAP - Japan has granted the «Support for Development Initiatives" (AID) Association a donation to create a training centre at El Hamma, Tozeur.
The agreement on the 111,000-Tunisian-dinar donation was signed, on Thursday in Tunis, by Japan's Ambassador in Tunis Toshiyuki Taga and AID Chairman Mohamed Ben Khaled.
The Training Centre will provide local youth with a space of training and apprenticeship and offer them the opportunity to sell their craft products, all the more so that the centre is located near a car park that attracts many tourists.
Japan will bring necessary technical assistance and provide the centre with the know-how of voluntary experts.
AID Chairman pointed out that the Association will fund 20% of the total cost of the project and ensure the assistance and follow-up of the project.
Japan's Ambassador in Tunis expressed, in turn, "the Japanese people's consideration for the Tunisian people who have expressed themselves with dignity" and his sympathy with martyrs of this Revolution, noting that Tunisians can overcome difficulties in this transitory period.
He expressed his country's will to create more projects which would contribute to the creation of jobs, notably for youth from interior regions.
Mr. Taga expressed the will of Japanese private promoters to invest in Tunisia, mentioning, in particular, TOYOTA automaker. Actually, he said, the investment climate in Tunisia is now more transparent and conducive to investment.
He also said that the Japanese Government has carried out 100 projects in Tunisia as part of the Programme of non-Redeemable Aid to Local Micro-Projects (APL).