The palm trees are set to be planted along almost 25-kilometer-long area covering over a thousand hectares, creating jobs for young people, encouraging the locals not to leave their region and fight against desertification. It is set to be completed by 2032.
The Al-Mohdath development project that is taking place in El Faouar, Kebili, was launched in July 2020. Former Defense Minister Imed Hazgui and the Italian ambassador to Tunisia, Lorenzo Fanara, inaugurated it.
The project is the result of Tunisian-Italian funding, with the initial stage having been completed and covering 300 hectares. It is part of the monitoring of the military institution’s development projects in desert regions.
The defense ministry underlined that this massive planting operation aims to create jobs for young people, encourage locals to remain in the region, and fight against desertification.
For his part, the Italian ambassador reiterated his country’s willingness to continue supporting such development projects undertaken by the Tunisian Ministry of Defense, citing Réjim Maatoug’s initiative as having proven its effectiveness.
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