21 November 2012

Tunisia: Qatar Charity Organisation Presents Development Plans Scheduled in Tunisia

Tunis — Qatar Charity organisation presented here on Tuesday the development plans it intends to carry out in remote and underprivileged areas in Tunisia, as it appears from the meeting Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali had with the Organisation Executive President Youssef El Kaoueri and its Director Mohamed Ghamdi.

Officials of the Qatari organisation have had recently a series of meetings with the ministries concerned, notably the Ministries of Farming, Equipment, Health, Education, Industry, Social and Foreign Affairs, and presented the details of the development plans scheduled in Tunisia for coming years, reads a Prime Ministry communiqué.

Both sides agreed to determine priorities and the most needy regions in co-ordination with the ministries and institutions concerned.

The plans scheduled relate to six development sectors. The point is to:

Set up pilot collective health care centres in rural areas.

Set up pilot primary schools in rural and landlocked areas.

Supply drinking water to rural areas and remote villages through drilling solar-energy supplied wells.

Carry out a pilot project for the promotion of low-cost housing in underprivileged areas through building lodgings by means of local human resources.

Develop farming co-operatives and ensure training of young unemployed farmers who want to set up business.

Lay out rural tracks in irrigated areas to ease farming works, connect production and consumption centres and open up neighbouring areas.

The achievement of these plans will take from one and a half to 5 years, the same source says.

Farming Minister Mohamed Ben Salem had inaugurated last Monday Qatar's Charity Organisation office in Tunis.

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