Kuwait commits to rehabilitating major Tunisian driving infrastructures

Zied Ladhari. Photo : Flickr

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Kuwait on Tuesday signed a financing agreement worth 98.5 million U.S. dollars to help build 148 agricultural roads in Tunisia.

The deal was inked between Zied Ladhari, Tunisian minister of development, investment and international cooperation, and Abdulwahab Ahmed Al-Bader, head of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, the Tunis Afrique Press reported.

Under the deal, Kuwait will finance the construction of 148 agricultural roads spreading over 912 kilometers in 22 Tunisian provinces.

“The implementation of the project starts in early 2019 and ends by 2022,” said Laadhari on the sidelines of the signing ceremony.

“The project aims to contribute to supporting the social and economic development plans and projects in rural areas while linking them to the national road network,” Ladhari said, adding that these roads will help Tunisian farmers to transport their products to markets and improve their living conditions.

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