23 November 2012

Tunisia: Interim PM in Medenine to Look At Local Development Prospects

Medenine — Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, on a three-day visit in the governorates of Médenine and Tataouine, held a meeting on Thursday in Médenine with the members of the Regional Development Committee and delegates of political parties and professional structures.

The PM stressed the need to speed up the achievement of the natural gas project and the dredging of the commercial port of Zarzis. He also insisted on the need to further think over the plan to set up a free trade zone between Tunisia and Libya, to speed up the achievement of a motorway between Gabès and Ras Jedir and to discuss the proposition to set up a faculty of medicine in the region.

The PM announced as well that a plan for a railway link between Tabarka and Ras Jedir is under examination, adding that this link will be a first step ahead of its connection with the railway line scheduled between the different Maghreb states.

Finally, he announced the achievement shortly in Rejim Maâtoug of a mega-project of solar energy production and exportation.

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