Representatives of the cities of Bizerte, Nabeul and Oran participated last November in an exchange in the Algerian city on waste management and energy efficient projects. This activity aimed at reinforcing the interaction between the three cities, fostering best practices exchanges and knowledge sharing.

This exchange took place in the framework or the EET project, managed by the organisation Data processing Development and Studies (IDEE) and in cooperation with MedCities. The delegation of Tunisian partners was hosted by the association R20MED, and included representatives from all three municipalities and other actors. This activity has been relevant since it represents a new link with Oran, a very active city in our network in the past, whose commitment with the activities of the association is now reinforced.

The Algerian experience in the field of the green economy has given « tangible » results, Tunisian operators said Tuesday evening in Oran at a meeting organized at the headquarters of the « R20 Med » office ensuring the Mediterranean representation of the NGO « R20 » (Regions of climate actions).

The pilot actions carried out in Algeria, particularly in Oran, in various segments of the green economy, have yielded « tangible results on the ground », said Oussama Nagati, representative of the Tunisian National Agency for Energy Management (ANME).

The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Nacéra Bernaoui, adviser to the Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy in Algeria, who emphasized the State’s efforts to promote the local economy, through the development of green jobs and support for investors in this field.

Several local companies took part in this session, such as Environment, Composting and Recycling in Algeria (ECRA), which has created 70 jobs since it took office in June in Oran.

The installation of the « R20 Med » in Oran dates back to June 2013, following the signature of a framework partnership agreement between the Algerian Government represented by the Ministry of Environment and the NGO « R20 », it is recalled.

The implementation of selective waste collection at the source of household waste, the creation of a pilot compost production unit, and the setting up of a pole to promote eco-construction, are some of the flagship actions carried out by this organization in Oran in collaboration with the environmental sector.

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