Germany grants Tunisia €40 million-donation to set up integrated system between ministries
12/02/2019 13:08, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The German government granted Tunisia a €40-million donation (about 140 million Tunisian dinars) to set up an integrated system between the different ministries, the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Co-operation said in a press release on Tuesday.

The launch of the State’s IT system project related to the digitisation of several administrative IT systems was at heart of a working session held between Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation Zied Laadhari and Germany’s Ambassador in Tunis Andreas Reinicke, the same source pointed out.

The minister pointed out on the occasion, the importance of this project whose main objective is to modernise the administration, key theme of the government's program of large-scale reforms.

The digital transformation, notably in the administrative fields is an essential condition for the achievement of economic transition, he added.

After highlighting the interest lent by the German government to this project, Laadhari called for setting a calendar for the completion of technical consultations between the various administrations concerned, the German side and the experts so as to finalise the study of the various technical and practical aspects in the best deadlines so as to execute he project.

For his part, Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Anouar Maarouf affirmed his ministry’s readiness to provide all the necessary conditions for the achievement of this project with the support of all concerned ministries. This will contribute to the real start of the digital transition with the modernisation of the administration and its good governance.

The German ambassador assured for his part, that the German contribution to the achievement of this ambitious project testifies to Germany’s keenness to continue supporting the reforms undertaken by Tunisia to achieve economic transition and comprehensive development.

Reinicke specified in this regard, Germany's willingness to forge ahead on the path of examining all the technical issues to ensure the start of the execution of the project in the best deadlines.

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