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Parliamentary study day on the effectiveness of development indicators in guiding development policies and programs

Monday July 6, 2020 at the headquarters of the Parliamentary Academy in Tunis

 

The General Director of the Southern Development Office, the Regional Director of development in Kébili and Planning and Statistics Director participated in the activities of the parliamentary study day on the effectiveness of development indicators in guiding development policies and programs. This study day was organized by the Regional Development Commission at the People's Assembly at the seat of the Parliamentary Academy in Tunis.




                Presentation and discussion of the development situation in the South region for the members of the regional development committee at the Assembly of People's Representatives

Friday June 19, 2020

 

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Regional Development Committee of the People's Assembly held a hearing with the general director of the Southern Development office and the regional development directors in two sessions:
    the morning was devoted to present the development situation of the South and the governorates of Gafsa, Tozeur and Kébili,
     The afternoon session was devoted to present the development situation in the governorates of Gabès, Medenine and Tataouine.
This meeting was devoted to examining and monitoring the progress of the implementation of development projects in the southern governorates and to identifying the difficulties which impede the implementation of a number of programs and development projects at regional level, in addition to the recommendations presented by the regional parties, the proposed measures, procedures and solutions that would help to overcome difficulties and stimulate the completion of projects and improve development reality in these governorates.
 

 


                Working meeting with HE the Ambassador of South

                  Africa & Eastern Cape Province Delegation

                        Djerba, Thursday June 27th, 2019

Following the visit of HE the Ambassador of South Africa, accompanied by senior officials of the Province of Eastern Cape to the governorates of Medenine and Gabes during the period from 12 to 14 March 2019, a second Working session was held today thursday, June 27th, 2019, under the supervision of the General Director of the Office. The objectives of the meeting were to deepen the consultation on investment opportunities , partnership and desired areas of cooperation, and the possibility of concluding cooperation agreements between the Southern Development Office and similar institution in Eastern Cape Province.

Attending the meeting Mr. Walid Rahmani, Director of Communications and Marketing of the Southeast Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Regional Director of Development of Medenine, Director of Planning and Statistics and Director of Supporting Development at ODS.





Visit of Italian parliamentary delegation to the Regional Development Department  in Tataouine

                                             Sunday, March, 17th, 2019

In the framework of monitoring the achievements of the Tunisian-Italian project " Fighting against poverty through the valorization of the livestock sector in the governorate of Tataouine", the General Director of the Southern Development Office (ODS) Mr Khaled Hachicha has received, on Sunday March 17th, 2019 at the headquarters of the Regional Development Department in Tataouine,

- an Italian parliamentary delegation composed of two members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Assembly of Italian People's Representatives Mrs Yana Ehm et Mrs Simona Suriano,

- as well as the First Secretary of the Embassy of Italy in Tunisia  Mrs Angela  Zanca,

 - and the representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Mrs Eleonora Fiorello.

The meeting took place in the presence of Mr Tayeb Al-Madani and Mr Houcine Yahyaoui, representatives of the Tataouine governorate at the ARP and Mr Salah Dermech, the regional director of development in Tataouine. Also were present at the meeting Mr Fethi Neguez, Coordinator of ODS Cooperation Projects, Mr Chaker Salmi, Project Manager and Mr Saad Al-Sabah, Head of Planning Department.

The meeting was an opportunity to present in detail the progress of the project, its importance and its positive impact on the local populations, particularly on the locality of Remada, with the recommendation to take all necessary measures to accelerate the implementation of the different project components. A presentation on the potential of the region, development issues and investment opportunities has been shown with some proposals on possible future areas of partnership with the Italian side.

 

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Visit of HE the Ambassador of South Africa & Eastern Cape Province Delegation

ODS Headquarters Thursday, March 14th , 2019

      The General Director of the ODS welcomed, on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at the Office Headquarters, His Excellency the Ambassador of South Africa Mr. Mandla Harold Hoyana accompanied by Ms. N Mbina-Mthembhu, General Director of Eastern Cape Province and officials of the region. The meeting was an opportunity to present the infrastructure, wealth and investment niches in the southern region of Tunisia with a focus on the advantages for the foreign investor appeared in the new investment law. The delegation of the Eastern Cape province has presented also their region with the sectors they are interested in for the partnership.

    The meeting was attended by Mr. Azeddine Bouajaja, General Manager of the South East Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Central Directors at the ODS.



Meeting of the Corporate Council of the South Development Office
Tuesday, 24 July 2018, Tataouine


The corporate council of the South Development Office met on Tuesday 24 July in Tataouine to discuss the following agenda:

• Ratification of the minutes of the meeting of the corporate council held on 27 April 2018.

• Report on the activities of the Office in the first half of 2018,

• Presentation of the computer system for monitoring private projects,
• Various points.



Working meeting of the monitoring committee responsible for

setting up and operating the

 "Private investment projects monitoring database"
June 13, 2018 at the headquarters of the ODS


 A working session of the internal committee responsible for the installation and operation of the private investment projects monitoring database was organized at the ODS headquarters on Wednesday June 13, 2018, with the following agenda: the installation and operation of the private investment projects monitoring database at the ODS, under the supervision of the General Director and in the presence of all its members.
The points relating to the progress of the installation of the exemplary computer database discussed during this meeting are summarized as follows:

The programmed works:

- Development of the tasks requested and listed in the specifications.
- Implementation and presentation of the new version according to the corrections made by the expert  in charge of the database.

- Experimental exploitation of the new version at the central and regional level and communication by email of the anomalies observed.

- Preparation of the Technical Manual and User Manual documents and the proposal to develop a manual of procedures to coordinate the supply of the base at the ODS level.

- The organization of an information and training workshop for the benefit of users at the ODS level on May 11th, 2018 at the head office, and the generalization of the exploitation of the base at the level of the Regional Directorates.

- Validation and signature of the provisional receipt of the IT System entitled: "IT System for the Management and Monitoring of Private Investment Projects".

- Overview of the presentation of the project monitoring database to the National Council of Statistics on May 24, 2018.

Next steps:

- Arrange, in coordination with the Regional Development Departments, the schedule for capturing information and statistical data on private investment projects for the years; 2018 (End of July 2018) and 2017 (End of October 2018)

- Recapitulation of the remarks raised through the seizure operation and transfer them to the expert in charge of the development of the database.

- Preparation of a synthesis report on the information and indicators provided from the ODS monitoring base and use them at the level of the various private investment monitoring reports in the Southern region as well as the report activities using data analysis applications.

- Enter information on projects through the exploitation of the Tunisian nomenclature of activity (INS 2009).

- To establish the link of the base with the governmental decree n ° 417 of the year 2018 relating to the improvement of the business climate in Tunisia.



       Working meeting of the steering committee of the Voucher system

                                   04 June 2018 at ODS headquarters


As part of the follow-up of the work of the "Voucher" system, a working meeting of the system's steering committee was held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the headquarters of the Southern Development Office, chaired by the General Director of the the SDO and in the presence of the majority of the committee members.

This meeting was devoted to the study of 5 new requests received by the internal management committee to benefit from the intervention of the system, whose distribution is as follows:

O/N

Project

Location

Requested service

1

Unit for manufacturing cleaning materials

Gafsa

Environmental impact study
 

2

Plastic recycling unit

Tozeur

Environmental impact study

3

Cheese production unit

Médenine-Ben Guerdane

Environmental impact study

4

Table water conditioning unit

Tataouine- Ghomrassen

Hydrogeological study

5

Aquaculture unit

Médenine- Beni Khédache

Organic certification

 

It was also approved the registration of 09 requests from service providers in different fields to join the list of registered suppliers at the repertoire of the voucher system management unit at the.


   Training  Workshop on the Exploitation of the New Computer  

     System for the Monitoring of Private Investment Projects

                                         Friday, May 11, 2018

A Training Workshop was organized on Friday, May 11th, 2018, at the headquarter of the Office. This workshop is reserved for the exploitation of the new Private Projects Monitoring System finalized and installed on the central server of the headquarter network and accessible to the Regional Offices via Virtual Private Network (VPN). The training was attended by executives, responsible for the promotion of private investment, at the level of central and regional services of the Southern Development Office.

-Program of the workshop;



Visit of the PRA Regional Development Commission Members at the South East Governorates

On: 19 and 20 January 2018

 The Members of the Regional Development Committee of People Representatives Assembly visited the South East Governorates on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Tataouine and Medenine and on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Gabes.

The meetings were held in the presence of Commission Members, Deputies of Tataouine, Medenine and Gabes Governorates and Members of Special Delegations of Regional Councils. These meetings were devoted to present the development situation of the aforementioned governorates, monitoring public projects and especially projects in difficulty in order to identify the main causes of obstruction and to find solutions to them, as well as reviewing the most important development concerns in the medium and long term.

The officers of Office headquarter and its Regional Directorates accompanied these visits and they prepared and presented the interventions relating to the development situation of concerned Governorates.


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Meeting of the Corporate Council of the South Development Office

Tuesday, 26 December 2017, Douz- Governorate of Kebili

The corporate council of the South Development Office met on Tuesday 26 December 2017 in Douz Governorate of Kebili   to discuss the following agenda:

• Ratification of the minutes of the meeting of the corporate council held on 10 October 2017.

• Report on the activities of the Office in the fourth quarter of 2017,
• Program of activity of the Office for the year 2018,
• Report on International Cooperation projects,

• Presentation of the final budget of the Office for 2018

• Various points.




Workshop on the new investment reform.
  Thursday 07th  December 2017

A workshop for the benefit of executives responsible for the promotion of private investment at the Southern Development Office, took place Thursday, December 7th , 2017 in Tozeur, under the aegis of Mr Salah MTIRAOUI Governor of Tozeur and in the presence of Mr. Faouzi GHRAB the General Director and Mrs. Mongia KHMIRI the President of the General Committee of the Investment Framework at the Ministry of Investment Development and International Cooperation, on the presentation of the new reform of the investment in Tunisia.



Workshop on the promotion of private investment.
             Wednesday 06th   December 2017
A workshop for the benefit of executives responsible for the promotion of private investment at the Southern Development Office, took place on Wednesday, December 6th , 2017 in Tozeur, under the aegis of Mr Faouzi GHRAB the General Director in the framework of the second phase of the mission "Strategic and organizational support to central and regional services responsible for the promotion of private investment in the Southern Development Office" and led by the expert Mr. Anis Safi in the framework project "Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Southern Tunisia" implemented by UNDP.



Consultation Meeting with Representatives

of the World Bank in Tunisia

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A consultation meeting was held Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the headquarters of the ODS in Medenine, under the aegis of Mr Faouzi GHRAB the General Director of the Office and Mr Tony VERHEIJEN the Resident Representative of the World Bank in Tunisia; were attented at this event representatives of development institutions, profession and civil society of the governorate of Medenine. The meeting was dedicated to present and discuss the vision and development priorities that could benefit the region of Medenine.

The agenda was:
* Presentation of the World Bank Development Plan;
* Presentation of Regional Development Plan of the Governorate of Medenine for the period 2016-2020;
* Debate on development guidelines for the region of Medenine.



Workshop on the promotion of the private investment

    Friday, 27th October 2017

A workshop for the benefit of the executives responsible for the promotion of private investment at central and regional departments of the South Development Office, took place on Friday, 27th October 2017, under the aegis of Mr Faouzi GHRAB the General Director of the Office to examine the following topics:

- Presentation of the progress of setting up a monitoring data base for private investment projects.
- Restitution of the first phase of the report "Strategic and organizational support to the central and regional services responsible for the promotion of private investment in the South Development Office" by the expert Mr. Anis Safi, in the framework of the project «Strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southern Tunisia" implemented in collaboration with UNDP.



Meeting of the Corporate Council of the South Development Office

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, Medenine

The corporate council of the South Development Office met on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at its headquarters in Medenine to discuss the following agenda:

• Delegating authority to Mr. Fawzi GHRAB, new General Director of the South Development Office.
• Ratification of the minutes of the meeting of the corporate council held on 29th December 2016.
• Report on the Office activities during 2016.
• The Office's activity during the first seven months of 2017.
• Submission of the final budget project of the Office for 2018.,
• Various points.


Meeting of the Board of Directors of the

South Development Office

Friday, 6th October 2017

The meeting of the board of directors of the South Development Office took place on Friday, 6th October 2017 under the supervision of  Mr Faouzi GHRAB the new General Director of the Office to discuss the following points:
- The results of the study " Strategic and organizational support of the private investment promotion activity at the ODS " by the expert Mr. Anis Safi.
- Prepare the corporate council meeting of the Office.
- The activities of the Office and the working program for the coming period;
- Preparation of a note on "The development of the Sahara";
- Various points.



  Project Regional Development Plans/ Strategies for six Southern Governorates

The Office South Development in cooperation  with the JICA expert team realize a draft Strategic Plan for the Development of the South 2015-2035 aiming  the six governorates (Médenine, Tataouine, Gabes, Kebili, Gafsa and Tozeur) during the period between  November 2013 and the end of 2015.


 
Last updated : 09-07-2020
 
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