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UK to help Tunisia build 2 hospitals

December 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm

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Tunisia and the UK have yesterday signed an agreement to fund the building of two multidisciplinary hospitals in the Tunisian cities of Gabes and Beja.

The agreement was signed by Tunisian Health Minister Samira Merai and British investment firm, HIG, in the presence of UK Ambassador to Tunis, Hamish Cowell as part of the international investment conference Tunisia 2020.

Qatar agreed to fund a new children’s hospital, while Saudi Arabia pledged funding for a university hospital centre in Kairouan.

Eight local hospitals were also funded from the conversion of Tunisian debts after finalising negotiations with France.

The European Union (EU) yesterday welcomed measures announced at the investment conference which affirmed its determination to support the dynamics which will ensure the implementation of the commitments made.

The Commitments include reforms to promote local and foreign investment and the importance of moving forward as quickly as possible to ensure the necessary development of the country.