PARIS — A Louis Berger-led consortium including GOPA and SCET Tunisia was selected to provide technical assistance on a co-financed 220-million-euro school modernization program in Tunisia, Modernisation des Établissements Scolaires (MES), co-financed by the Tunisian government, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the KfW and the European Union. The three-year nationwide initiative will lead to nearly 60 new schools and 310 renovated educational facilities.
“We are proud to support the Tunisian government in the modernization of its educational infrastructure throughout the country,” said Jacques Blanc, senior vice president.
Education is a strategic sector for the Tunisian government, with the Ministry of Education having one of the largest stakes in the national budget. The current educational facilities modernization initiative will increase elementary school capacity by 200,000 students. Also, across the country, around 238,000 high school students will benefit from the program.
Louis Berger has more than 50 years of experience in Africa, including more than 15 years in Tunisia, where the company has implemented projects in the agriculture, economic and institutional development and water markets.
Correction, April 27, 2017: This article has been corrected for accuracy. The MES program is financed by the Tunisian state (39%), the BEI (32%), the KfW (20%) and the European Commission – FIV (9%). Louis Berger will not provide architectural services under this contract. Architectural services will be provided by Tunisian firms.
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