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|10 January, 2019

Tunisia says aims to produce quarter of energy from renewables in 2020

Tunisia will produce 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020

For illustrative purpose only. KNPC has pre-qualified 28 global firms to bid for the 1.5-GW Dabdaba solar project.

For illustrative purpose only. KNPC has pre-qualified 28 global firms to bid for the 1.5-GW Dabdaba solar project.

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TUNIS- Tunisia will produce a quarter of its energy output in 2020 through renewable energy projects worth 2.5 billion Tunisian dinars ($835.56 million), Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Thursday.

Chahed added that Tunisia will produce 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020.

The announcement comes after the government approved on Thursday wind power projects for international investors.

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Last year, Tunisia said it would invest 12 billion dinars in electricity and other energy projects from 2018 to 2020.

($1 = 2.9920 Tunisian dinars)

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; editing by Jason Neely and Alexandra Hudson) ((tarek.amara@thomsonreuters.com;))

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