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Handicraft sector witnesses development in '09
Jan '10
Tunisia's exports swelled up by 23.8 percent in December 2009, against the same period last year, announced Mr. Ridha Ben Mosbah, the Minister of Commerce and Handicrafts in a press conference.

The country plans to expand national exports by promoting products with value-added services, and to multiply its economic and commercial partners, in 2010.

While speaking with the media professionals, the Minister highlighted few of the best developments of handicraft sector in 2009. Around 6,470 craft enterprises had been set up in 2009 by investing around 16.5 million dinars which generated about 7,830 jobs.

Moreover, the development of technical studies has been commenced in seven new villages in the province of Gafsa and five in Zaghouan Kebili, Kasserine Gabes and Kairouan regions.
Besides, first phase of the Sejnene project was completed during the year and a purchase guide of carpets had been published along with implementation strategy to promote handicrafts by 2016.

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