PARIS — A Louis Berger-led consortium including GOPA and SCET Tunisia was selected to provide technical assistance on a European Investment Bank (EIB) co-financed 213-million-euro school modernization program in Tunisia, Modernisation des Établissements Scolaires (MES). 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 14, 2017: This article has been corrected for accuracy. Louis Berger will not provide architectural services under this contract. Architectural services will be provided by Tunisian firms.
About Louis Berger
Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world.
Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.