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Bizerte: Chahed announces new modalities for use of agricultural state lands by young investors

Published the:  15/03/2018

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(TAP) - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced, on Thursday in Menzel Bourguiba (Bizerte governorate), new modalities for further use of agricultural state lands made available to young people and investors that will help create jobs for 5 to 7 thousand young people.

On the sidelines of a visit to the "Metline" agricultural production cooperative in Oum El Hani (delegation of Menzel Bourguiba), Chahed said the new project is based on the principle of good management of state lands with an area of ​​500 thousand hectares, of which 300 thousand hectares are structured.

The desired goal is to boost investment and secure new job opportunities, said Chahed.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that the programme targets young higher education graduates as well as other levels of education and investors.

It will use a portion of the state lands, i.e. 45 thousand hectares for rent, he further said.

He added that the State will continue to develop stand lands to help create wealth and economic and social growth, particularly in agricultural rural areas