China donates advanced maritime control equipments to Tunisia

Added On October 1, 2017

TUNIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- China has donated maritime control and surveillance equipments to help Tunisia strengthen maritime borders security, Chinese ambassy in Tunis said on Saturday.
The donation, including two mobile scanners which cost 12 million dinars (about 4.8 million U.S. dollars), was received by the Tunisian customs at the port of La Goulette, located in the northern suburbs of capital Tunis.
"The surveillance system will concern the maritime and land borders, and thus immunize the national economy against contraband and parallel trade," said Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia, Bian Yanhua.
"This donation reflects the high level of bilateral cooperation between Tunisia and China that extends to the customs sector," said the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemais Jhinaoui.
This fruitful cooperation affects several areas, particularly the cultural sector, he added, saying China intends to create two cultural centers in Ben Arous and El-Menzah, a luxurious district in the north of the Tunis conurbation.