During the current season, Tunisia has recorded a decrease in water resources of 130 million cubic meters, a decrease of 50% over the previous year, said Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Béja Secretary of State responsible for water resources and fisheries, Abdallah Rabhi.
Rabhi stressed that the State will continue its efforts to mobilize water, through the construction of some dams, including the Dam Mallègue Superior and Oued Khaled and the project of major axes of the governorate of Béja, funded up to 150 million dinars, in addition to desalination projects for seawater.
The Secretary of State also reviewed the benefits provided under the new Investment Law, particularly in the water sector and in improving the management of the performance of irrigated perimeters. .
He said that the governorate of Beja is among the beneficiaries, given the obsolescence of irrigation networks irrigated perimeters.
He called for valorizing the new water code and specific products of the region, such as olive, wheat and the development of agri-food industries.
He announced in a statement to the press on the occasion of the inauguration of the 5th edition of the Exhibition of Agriculture, Technology and Fisheries, “Agri Medjerda”, that a study of the project of the competitive pole ” Jinene Medjerda “, currently blocked, will be launched.