Tunisia: WB to Provide Up to $300 Million Under Social Programme Targeting 1 Million Tunisian Families

Tunis/Tunisia — The World Bank will provide up to $300 million under a social programme to be overseen by President of Republic Kais Saied and that will target one million Tunisian families, said World Bank Group Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj said.

Speaking after a meeting with the Head of State held Monday at the Palace of Carthage, Belhaj said the WB will support the State’s efforts in combating poverty.

He also stated WB’s keenness to help Tunisia recover its stolen assets located in foreign jurisdictions, by making its expertise in this field available to the country, especially since the Bank has experiences in this area.

The Aghlabid Medical City project to be launched in the governorate of Kairouan was also discussed at the meeting.

Saied stressed the importance of this project, saying it would help create 50,000 jobs and attract significant investment in several fields.

The WB is ready to contribute to the project’s implementation in its various phases, Belhaj added.

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