Investments in spa, thalassotherapy and balneotherapy reached 380 MD over last decade (Habib Ammar)

September 27, 2020

(TAP) - The volume of investment in the sector of spa, thalassotherapy and balneotherapy has reached 380 million dinars over the last decade (2010-2020), placing this sector among the most resilient to socio-economic disruption, Minister of Tourism Habib Ammar said at a visit to the spa resort project in Beni Mtir,Jendouba governorate on Saturday.

The minister, who accompanied Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi to Jendouba, to learn about the progress of the Beni Mtir Spa project, also highlighted the need to remove obstacles that have been hindering its entry into activity, such as the development of the road leading to this resort and the completion of the work of the components by the State.

The spa project has received an investment premium from the National Office of Thermalism and Hydrotherapy (French: ONTH) estimated at 870 thousand dinars.

The ONTH has also carried out work to improve the collection of thermal waters estimated at 745 thousand dinars. This work involves the construction of a pumping station, improving the flow of water and the implementation of works to collect thermal waters.

This project, which has been selected by the European Commission as a pilot project representing the Tunisian country in the field of ecotourism, will create no less than 100 direct jobs and dozens of indirect jobs and strengthen the economic dynamics in the region.

The spa is built on an area of more than one hectare, with a budget of 12.5 million dinars. It consists of several chalets, residences in the form of suites and rooms, as well as a thermal bath and three restaurants.

This project, once finalised, will pave the way for the creation of a tourist and thermal center in the region of Beni Mtir, with an annual capacity of 30 thousand curists and no less than 5,000 tourists.


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