Tunisian Government allocates TD 50 Million to develop infrastructure for the Tunis Financial Harbour Project

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Published January 8th, 2012 - 09:54 GMT
Gulf Finance House
Gulf Finance House

Gulf Finance House BSC (GFH or the Bank), the Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank, has announced that the Tunis Financial Harbour (TFH) has begun the prequalification process for prospective contractors. This follows on the heels of an announcement made by the Government of Tunisia in support of the TFH project, allocating TD 50 million to the completion of major and strategic infrastructure works in relation to access and roads to TFH.

The project’s masterplan has already been approved by the Government, and is set to be built in the Rawad Area. To complement the commercial aspects of the initiative, a variety of residential and leisure facilities including a marina, a residential complex with luxurious villas and an 18-hole championship golf course are included in the master plan.

TFH is going to be North Africa’s very first offshore financial centre contributing to transforming the region’s economy. It is expected to positively impact the economy of Tunisia by turning it into a financial hub, thereby attracting large investments and creating many job opportunities.

Hisham Alrayes, Chief Investment Officer of GFH said, “Though this project has been somewhat delayed from the original project schedule, the wheels are once again moving on TFH and we are fully geared up to commence tendering for the project’s infrastructure work as soon as the Tunisian Government gives us the go-ahead”

“We are currently also looking at partnerships with reputable institutions and developers to develop the project’s clusters to accelerate our client’s investments. We are also looking at further injections of investments into the project”.  

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our shareholders and investors’ confidence and support as we progressed through the various stages of TFH to date. GFH is committed to seeing through the infrastructure projects launched prior to the global financial crisis by fine tuning their models to be compatible and cope with  the new market conditions  and TFH is the perfect example of this” continued Mr. Alrayes.

The allocated budget of TD 50 million covers all infrastructure work such as roads and pathways leading to the project. The plan details that TFH will be comprised of several clusters including: a financial district, a marina and beachfront community, retail boutiques, a golf course and international schools. 

Commenting on the project, Imad Nesnas, Managing Director of TFH said: “This is a very exciting time for us, as we are now preparing to lay down the necessary infrastructure for TFH, a project that is likely to be a huge magnet for investment, both from within the country and from outside the country. This landmark project will add to the positive forecasts of a growth potential of 4.5 percent in 2012 for Tunisia, and will definitely contribute to boosting the country’s economy in the long term. Once approval for the infrastructure design is given, infrastructure work on TFH will commence immediately”. 

“It is also an exciting time for Tunisia as a country, and I would like to extend our warm congratulations to the new elected Tunisian Government on their appointment, as well as offer our sincere thanks for the invaluable support we have received since first signing the TFH agreement. The new government is looking to pursue liberal, business-friendly economic policies, which will only benefit TFH specifically, and the economy in general, in the long run,” he added.

Background Information

Gulf Finance House

GFH is a well renowned financial group in the GCC region, with a diversified offering and pioneering track record. Headquartered in Bahrain, GFH’s innovative approach to Islamic investment banking services has been recognised internationally for over a decade. GFH has developed a strong and consistent ability to identify, successfully bring to market and capitalise on a wide range of solid investment opportunities in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and sectors. This approach signifies the Group’s investment insights and commitment to increase the value of its assets, and financial returns to its investors and shareholders.

للسبت الـ15.. احتجاجات السترات الصفراء تتواصل في فرنسا

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:46 GMT
من احتجاجات السترات الصفراء في فرنسا
من احتجاجات السترات الصفراء في فرنسا

يواصل الآلاف من محتجي حركة "السترات الصفراء" تظاهراتهم للأسبوع الخامس عشر على التوالي في العاصمة باريس ومدن فرنسية أخرى.

وقالت الشرطة في بيان، "أعلن في باريس عن خمس تظاهرات، ثلاث منها بشكل تجمعات، أما المسيرتان الأخريان اللتان سميتا على موقع فيسبوك للتواصل الاجتماعي "تسونامي أصفر" و"كلنا في الشانزيليزيه لا نتراجع عن شيء"، فستنطلقان من قوس النصر ظهر اليوم السبت على التوالي وتنتهيان في ساحة تروكاديرو".

وأضاف البيان أن هذه المسيرات ستعبر جادة الشانزليزيه وحي الأوبرا وتلتف حول متحف اللوفر وتتوقف أمام مقر "حركة شركات فرنسا" ثم تواصل طريقها إلى ساحة تروكاديرو.

من جهتها قالت وزارة الداخلية الفرنسية بشان الأرقام التي تنشرها، إن حجم التظاهرات تراجع في أيام السبوت الأربعة الأخيرة.

بدورهم أعلن أربعة آلاف شخص من رواد مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي مساء الجمعة عبر فيسبوك عن نيتهم المشاركة في هذه التجمعات، وقال أكثر من 18 ألفا آخرين إنهم "مهتمون" بها.

وذكرت مواقع التواصل أنه ستُنظم تجمعات في مدن أخرى غير العاصمة، مثل بوردو، التي تعد مع تولوز من مواقع التعبئة الكبرى التي تشهد باستمرار صدامات عنيفة مع قوات الشرطة.

من جهتها أبلغت نقابة شرطة بوردو المسؤولين مساء الجمعة عن "الوضع الحرج" و"الإنهاك المعنوي والجسدي" لرجال الشرطة، مطالبة بوسائل أكثر فاعلية لمواجهة "حرب العصابات في المدن".

لكن وزير الداخلية الفرنسي كريستوف كاستانير صرح خلال زيارة إلى ضاحية أوبرفيلييه شمال شرقي باريس "إذا كان البعض يعتقدون أن رجال الشرطة سينهكون وسيتم استنزافهم، فهم مخطئون"، مؤكدا أن "رجال الشرطة سيكونون حاضرين وسيقومون بمهامهم".

يشار إلى أن 41 ألف شخص تظاهروا في فرنسا السبت الماضي، مقابل 282 ألفا في 17 نوفمبر أول يوم للتحركات الاحتجاجية الاجتماعية، بحسب بيانات رسمية

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