BTS plans to finance 650 projects in Gafsa

GAFSA: The Tunisian Solidarity Bank (BTS) has planned to finance 650 projects in the Gafsa governorate in 2024, in the fields of crafts, agriculture, small trades, services and communitarian enterprises, with a budget of almost TND 9 million, which will create 1050 jobs. The bank will finance 734 projects in Gafsa governorate in 2023 at a total cost of around TND 8.7 million, Saber Jeridi, head of the BTS branch in Gafsa, told TAP. This will create 1,200 jobs in various sectors, including agriculture, especially sheep and cattle farming, crafts and services. He announced that the electronic platform for the financing of vulnerable and low-income categories was operational, to receive applications from people wishing to obtain an interest-free loan or a loan without self-financing, repayable over a period of several years, including a one-year grace period. This programme, to which the National Employment Fund has allocated TND 20 million, is part of an agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment and the Tunisian Solidarity Bank. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

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