Tunisia launches USAID-backed “Visit Tunisia” project
Tunisia’s minister of Tourism kick started Wednesday “Visit Tunisia” project funded by the US development agency USAID to the tune of $50 million. The project is expected to create thousands of jobs.
Mohamed Moez Belhassein unveiled the project in the presence of the US envoy to the North African country Donald Bloom, in the Sbeitla city (Kasserine governorate), Webdo Tunis reports.
“Visit Tunisia” spans over five years and will generate 15,000 jobs in the region, known as one of the less developed governorates in Tunisia.
The project will also spur the increase in tourism investments in addition to revenues expected to shot up by 20 per cent.
The US-backed project will equally promote the revival of the Tunisian tourism sector, through the conclusion of public-private partnerships, the use of digital innovation solutions, as well as the development of natural assets, and cultural and historical heritage of the country, Webdo Tunis notes.