7 December 2012

Tunisia: Will to Listen to Private Sector's Concerns - PM Jebali

Tunis — "Investment and Enterprise," the theme of the Enterprise Days testifies to the government's will to listen to the private sector's concerns and businessmen's suggestions, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said, on Friday.

Taking the floor on opening works of the 27th session of the Enterprise Days, held December 7-8 in Sousse, Mr. Jebali pointed out that "the government will endeavour to further deepen legislative and institutional reforms in order to reinforce the principles of good governance and transparency, the target is to improve the business environment and competitiveness level, and attract foreign direct investments, Mr. Jebali pointed out.

He specified that a guidebook including the various administrative steps to obtain the facilities offered for projects' achievements is underway of achievement and will be considered by all stakeholders.

Mr. Jebali estimated that the national economy's opening is a strategic choice, adding that the government proposes to create a higher investment commission for the benefit of local and foreign investors, notably those of the Arab Maghreb.

In another connection, the prime minister spoke about the national economy recovery, pointing out that the growth rate reached in the first nine months of 2012, 3.4% and is expected to climb up to 3.5% by the end of the year, and the unemployment rate dropped from 18.9% to 17.6% in the same period.

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