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March 2008 edition

Tunisia beckons once more for French manufacturer

French aerospace manufacturing firm Latecoere has chosen to build a third factory in Tunisia. The plant will produce nose assemblies for Airbus aircraft and is expected to create around 1,000 jobs for skilled Tunisian workers, engineers and technicians.

It is already constructing two factories in Tunisia that will produce cable components to the aircraft industry. Tunisia provides attractive tax incentives to foreign investors. According to government sources, France is the country's biggest foreign investor, with over 1,000 businesses situated there. Chairman Francois Junca has reassured workers in France that their jobs are not at risk. "On the contrary, we will hire at least 500 additional workers to meet the needs of our customers," he says.....

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