Tunisia: EU grants 40 mn euros to boost fisheries sector

And development of 146 low-income districts

07 August, 12:11

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, AUGUST 7 - The European Union has granted Tunisia funding for approximately 40 million euros to support the fisheries sector and contribute to the development and improvement of several low-income districts. Two accords were signed in Tunis for this purpose by the ministry of development, investments and international cooperation. The first convention to grant seven million euros will co-fund the modernization of the fishing sector and water culture and the rehabilitation of the port of Kelibia, said the Tunisian minister for development, investments and international cooperation, Zied Laadhari. The fishing industry in Tunisia employs some 100,000 and represents nearly 10% of agricultural exports. The second agreement, worth about 33 million euros, will allow to complete work on the second phase of the planning and improvement of 146 low-income districts, including seven in the governorate of Nabeul.

    ''These financial resources will help improve infrastructures in districts populated by citizens with a low income, to promote services for the population and give impulse to new productive sectors and economic activities in these areas'', said Zied Ladhari.(ANSAmed).

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