11 November 2012

Tunisia: President Marzouki Receives Students From Borj El Khadhra School

Carthage — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, on Sunday at Carthage Palace, 14 students from the School of Borj El Khadhra, located in the far south of Tunisia, accompanied by their teachers.

The students had launch with the President and then planted an olive tree in the gardens of the Carthage Palace on the celebration of Tree Day. They also reported to him the difficulties of their daily life.

Director of this school, Sofiane Torjmane told TAP "life in Borj El Khadhra is like no other region."

It is located 400 km from the centre of the Governorate of Tataouine and 320 km from the delegation of Remada. The road leading to it is very rough while means of civil transport are not available.

"Only military transport can access it. This region also lacks community facilities (health centre, telephone coverage...,)" he added.

Students of the School of Borj el Khadhra and their teachers returned to Borj El Khadhra aboard two helicopters.

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