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THE PROJECT SECOND SLICE

Object :

  • The creation of 1008 ha of palm trees : 672 small areas of 1.5 ha with construction of housings and all the necessary infrastructures
  • The distribution of the small area from the plantation to a temporary assignee, according to a contract and well defined choice criteria. And this counterpart 7 years (date in that plantations become productive)

In the end of 7th year, small areas are given up to Ministry of the State's Domains allowing the temporary assignee to sign a definitive rental agreement with the Ministry of Defence

 Cost and Financing : Cooperation Agreement between the TunisianRepublic and Italy : 2002 - 2009

  • Estimative Initial Cost (42 300 000 TND) :
    • Tunisia : 22 980 000 TND
  • Italy : 19 320 000 TND

 

  • Supplementary Cost (22 600 000 TND) :
    • Tunisia : 12 150 000 TND
    • Italy : 10 450 000 TND

Improvements brought to the second slice :

a. At procedures level :

  • Creation of a Tuniso-Italian mixed committee, charged of : oversee, estimate the set of the project activities and approve the program and the annual budget
  • Fixation of the assignees choice criteria aiming at a better valuation of the small area
  • Adoption of a support program for the assignees during 7 years, with a follow-up / estimate and assistance to the assignees

b. At technical level :

  • Approach of villages with regard to oases
  • Intensification of the protection of oases and small areas
  • Increase of the plantation density
  • Adoption of an irrigation network allowing a water economy
  • Improvement of housings : covered surface, conception and quality

 Realizations : (August 2011)

  • Creation of 12 drillings
  • Organization and placing of irrigation network on 792 ha
  • Plantation of 594 ha
  • Creation of 25 km of agricultural track
  • Creation of 240 km of protection by fences in dry palms
  • Construction of :
  • 304 rural housings for the assignees
  • 01 primary school
  • 01 advice center
  • A pit of a public market
  • 01 rural center for the young people

 The beneficiaries :

  • 183 common assignees : 1.5 ha / assignee
  • 106 graduate assignees (higher education) : 3 ha / assignee
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