The European Union donated some 120 million dinars (MD) to Tunisia to support the fisheries sector and help develop popular neighbourhoods.
Two agreements were signed for this purpose on Tuesday in Tunis by the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation and the French Development Agency (AFD), with attendance of several Tunisian officials and European diplomats.
The first grant agreement of 20 MD will co-finance the rehabilitation and modernisation of the fisheries and aquaculture sector and restore the fishing port in Kelibia.
The fishing sector employs about 100,000 people and accounts for nearly 10% of agricultural exports.
The second agreement of approximately 100 MD, will help work to be carried out on the second phase of the planning programme for working-class neighbourhoods.
This programme will benefit 146 neighbourhoods, including 7 in the governorate of Nabeul.
“These financial resources will help improve the infrastructure in lower-income neighbourhoods, promote services for citizens, boost new productive sectors and boost economic activity in these areas,” according to Zied Ladhari Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation.