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News Tunisia launches national strategy to better preserve water

TUNIS, June 27 , Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday 27 June unveiled a national strategy for better preserving water resources.

The announcement was made on the Tunisian Economic Forum organized by Arab Institute of Business Leaders.

"This strategy will be able to preserve every drop of water through the construction of dams, collinear lakes and boreholes, in addition to some deepwater projects planned in the south of the country," Chahed assured.

Currently, among Tunisian water resources, 77.3 percent is used in agricultural sector, 15.5 percent for drinking water, 6 percent for industry and 1.2 percent for tourism.

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Geographical coverage Tunisia
News date 09/07/2018
Working language(s) ENGLISH