12 October 2012

Tunisia: President Marzouki Enquires About 'Digital Tunisia' Development Programme

Carthage — President Moncef Marzouki received, on Thursday, members of the executive bureau of the Tunisian Association for Communication and Technology (TACT) who briefed him on the "Digital Tunisia" development programme.

"This programme aims to create 50,000 jobs over five years and to recruit a large number of higher-education graduates in institutions operating in the communication technology field and which are represented by the Association," specified a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.

Besides, Mr. Marzouki visited, in company of Information and Communication Technology Minister Mongi Zarrouk and U.S. Ambassador in Tunis Jacob Walles, the El Ghazela Technological Park where he enquired about the activities of the "HP" and "Sungard" companies.

"HP" company Director-General asserted his company's readiness to invest in Tunisia and increase the number of its executives from 600 to 900, by the brink of 2013.

Mr. Marzouki also discussed with "Sungard" Director-General in Tunisia Adel Torjmen the investment prospects in the information and communication field, given the importance of this buoyant sector in Tunisia, reads the same communiqué.

Mr. Torjmen voiced his company's preparedness to engage an important recruitment operation during the coming period.

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