Ben Arous — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, Sunday, presided, in Megrine (Governorate of Ben Arous), over the celebration of National Tree Day, placed under the sign "Tunisia is even nicer, if we preserve its forests" and planted a pine tree on the occasion.
Earlier, Mr. Marzouki had learnt, through a presentation made by Minister of Agriculture Mohamed Ben Salem, of different indicators related to the silvo-pastoral sector in Tunisia and agricultural development projects carried out in the Governorate of Ben Arous.
The overall cost of these projects is estimated for 2012 at two million 584 thousand dinars with regard to current projects and one million 959 thousand dinars for projects budgeted for this year.
The Caretaker President was also briefed about results of the season of afforestation, creation of green areas and environment protection actions started by the local municipalities and their efforts in the field of hygiene and cleanliness of the population's living environment.
In another connection, Mr. Moncef Marzouki learnt about works of the northern ring road connecting the Z4 and the Regional Road 33 and works carried out at the intersection of the Regional Road 33 and Mohamed Ali district in Rades with a budget of about 30 million dinars.