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TICAD8: Exhibition of products and solutions “Made in Tunisia” in the automotive and energy sectors | African Manager

Neyla Nuira Gonji, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, visited on Friday in the Cité de la Cultura,

exhibition of products and solutions “Made in Tunisia” related to the automotive and energy sectors.

The Minister, who was accompanied by Yusuke AMANO, Assistant Minister of Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism of Japan, learned about several high value-added projects; As for the BAKO Motors electric car, the experience of ROBOT deployed in the context of the fight against coronavirus and the work of Wallyscar, the first and only Tunisian company recognized as a manufacturer and designer of cars.

This exhibition aims to strengthen business ties between Tunisian SMEs and start-ups with their Japanese and African partners participating in the side events of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development 2022 (TICAD8) taking place in Tunis on 27 and 28 August 2022.

In this way, Japanese, African and foreign visitors can discover innovations that testify to the ability of the Tunisian industry to develop highly integrated products based on innovation; namely in the aviation, automotive and robotics industries.

The exhibition related to the automotive sector presents, among others, a car powered by both solar and electric energy and a tricycle.

Visitors can also discover an autonomous observer robot, as well as a solar-powered water generator by filtering the air.

As a reminder, Tunisia is the second African country to host this event after Kenya in 2016, which received the consent to host TICAD 8 at the end of the 33rd Regular Session of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. (AU) held on 9 and 10 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The TICAD8 Organizing Committee has scheduled 14 side events to discuss economic development, the environment, health and energy transition between Japan and Africa.

At this conference, the Tunisian private sector will present almost 81 investment projects worth $2.7 billion (about RSD 8.5 billion) to African and Japanese investors.

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