AfDB gives preliminary approval to fund Mount Zaghouan forest road upgrade project


The African Development Bank (AfDB) gave its preliminary approval to fund a project to upgrade an 11-km forest road leading to Mount Zaghouan, said Manager of the agricultural systems development and promotion project in Zaghouan Ramzi Mellaouah.

This initial approval follows a recent meeting between Zaghouan Governor Mohamed El Euch and an AfDB delegation which agreed to finance this project as it will speed up intervention in the event of fires and natural disasters in Mount Zaghouan forest area, Mellaouah told TAP.

The financing proposal will be at heart of a study following an interim evaluation of the TND 12 million project next March.

This road, which has become totally impractical, is of major importance due to its key role in boosting tourism in the region as it links the Temple des Eaux to the top of Mount Zaghouan and to the Sidi Bougabrine mausoleum, a symbolic monument for the local people. This in addition to being a privileged destination for camping and cultural and sporting activities.

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ource: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

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