Millennium Challenge Corporation: study on legislative hurdles for competitivensss presented
18/09/2019 19:06, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Barriers to competitiveness, the legal and legislative framework regulating the land and sea transport sector and distribution channels are the focal areas of a research conducted as part of the Compact Programme of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) - an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth- said representative of the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Habib Zitoun.

The study was carried out in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Zitoun told reporters on the fringes of a meeting Tuesday in Tunis to put spotlight on related findings. The study will serve as a means to more effective decisions to promote the land and sea transport sector.

The study was commissioned by MCC Compact which is focused on investment in the water sector, business, the use of modern technologies and the digitisation of the administration.

Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Minister Zied Ladhari said a package of reforms is sought based on the findings of this study. New jobs and businesses will be also be created and fresh dynamics introduced.

US Ambassador to Tunisia Donald Bloom said MCC seeks to support the Tunisian economy, increase its competitive edge and give a boost to job creation.

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