1 December 2012

Tunisia: PM Pays Visit to Djerba - Speeding Up Achievement Works of Seawater Desalination Station

Medenine — Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali paid a visit, on Friday evening, to Djerba where he got acquainted with the furtherance state of development projects in the island.

He called, in this regard, for speeding up achievement works of the seawater desalination station and resolving the problems that could slow down its completion.

The plant, whose production capacity reaches fifty thousand cubic metres a day, could meet the island's needs of water till 2025.

In Djerba Houmt Souk, Mr. Jebali toured the organic waste composting unit, a pilot project initiated by the municipality ahead of a large-scale project which is under study.

The pilot project helps treat 3,000 tons of waste a day and contributes to raising awareness of and entrenching the eco-friendly culture in the region.

In Djerba Midoun, the Prime Minister visited the regional hospital where he enquired about the establishment's needs in medical and paramedical staff, medical equipments and service vehicles.

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