Today, Friday, November 19, 2021, at the state headquarters, the working session of the first regular session of the Special Prosecution of the Regional Council was held for the year 2021, under the supervision of Mr. Members of the Special Prosecution of the Regional Council,
accredited gentlemen, mayors, representatives of regional departments and interests, and representatives of national organizations, was devoted to presenting reports on the general situation in the region and about the agricultural situation and addressing the phenomenon of monopoly and speculation, as well as sealing the budget of the Regional Council for the year 2020 and presenting the budget 2022 and the distribution of the appropriations of the regional development program for the year 2021 and the acquisition of real estate for the benefit of the regional council. The Special Prosecution of the Regional Council has ratified the stamp of the regional council’s budget for the year 2020 and the approval of the regional council’s draft budget for the year 2022, which was increased by 254 thousand dinars, an increase of 8% compared to the budget of 2021.
The proposal to acquire two properties for the benefit of the regional council of Monastir from the multidisciplinary industrial zone in the technological pole of Monastir-Fajh was also approved.
The Special Prosecution of the Regional Council approved the proposal to distribute the credits of the Regional Development Program for the year 2022, estimated at 12.5 million dinars, distributed to implement projects in the public enlightenment sector, at a value of 577 thousand dinars, one million dinars for drinking water, and one million dinars to support the disinfection sector, preparing and paving 23 , 3 km of roads (16 roads) and 10 km of agricultural paths (6 lanes) within the public irrigated areas, with a value of 5.8 million dinars, preparing and equipping 08 youth, cultural and sports facilities at a value of 500,000 dinars, and allocating 60,000 dinars to create and support citizens Employment in the agricultural sector, empowering 392 beneficiaries of a loan to create and support a livelihood in the field of small professions, with a value of 500 thousand dinars, and empowering 443 beneficiaries of assistance to improve housing, with a value of 548.6 thousand dinars.
The list of beneficiaries of the Livelihood Resurrection Program of the Regional Program for Development for the year 2020, was presented and approved, and 3 family grants were approved within the framework of the "Family Deposit Program for the Elderly", which came in Order No. 1016 of 1996 dated May 27, 1996, related to setting the conditions Arrangements for families to take care of the elderly who have no bond.
The First Commissioner explained that the general situation in the region is generally stable, based on the improvement of the epidemiological situation, the development of the regional campaign format, and the success of the open days for intensive vaccination against the Corona virus, especially the preparation for the seventh national open day for intensive vaccination against Covid-19, which is scheduled for next Sunday. November 21, in addition to the successful return to school and the successful return of the sports and cultural season after the improvement of regional and national indicators related to the epidemiological situation, in addition to achieving good results in combating crime, succeeding in some cases, implementing the law, imposing security and thwarting many immigration operations. confidentiality.
The representative of the regional delegate for agricultural development in Monastir, Mr. Najeh Gekirim, presented a report on the agricultural sector in the region, stressing that the region still ranks first nationally in the production of first fruits, breeding and fishing, as the region annually produces 46 thousand tons of first fruits and contributes by 40% % of the national production and produces 37.1 thousand tons of potatoes representing 9% of the national production, 57 thousand tons of olives representing 6% of the national production, 54.2 million liters of milk representing 4% of the national production and 31 thousand tons From marine fishing, i.e. 23% of the national production, 12 thousand tons of fish farming, i.e. 58% of the national production, and 14.2 thousand tons of white meat, i.e. 5% of the national production, and 7 thousand tons of red meat, i.e. a percentage 2.7% of the national production.
The representative of the regional delegate for agricultural development in Monastir added that the irrigated areas in the state of Monastir are estimated at about 6250 hectares, of which 1869 hectares are private irrigated areas and 4381 hectares are public irrigated areas, of which 2721 hectares are irrigated with Nabhana water, 1536 hectares are irrigated from deep wells and 124 hectares are irrigated with treated water. There are also 41 development complexes in the region that supervise the supply of 47 irrigated areas.
He stressed that the most important problems facing the agricultural sector in the region, which contributed to the decline in production, are the limited share of the irrigation water on the Nabhana Dam, in addition to the obsolescence of irrigation networks, urban sprawl on public irrigated areas, and the poor utilization rate of treated water.
And for the current agricultural season, 802 ha were planted compared to the programmed 1,389 ha, i.e. an achievement rate of 58%, as the production of vegetables decreased by more than 30% due to the lack of rain and the decrease in the region’s share of irrigation water on the Nabhana Dam by 65%.
With regard to the olive sector, this season’s harvest is estimated at about 49,000 tons of olives, which is equivalent to 9 thousand tons of oil. The harvest and conversion season started from the beginning of this November, and the harvesting process advanced by 6%, knowing that 86 mills were operated this season with a capacity Convert 600 tons of olives per day.
As for the marine fishing sector, the domestic production during the first ten months of this year amounted to 22,340 tons, recording a decrease of 8% compared to the same period in 2020, in addition to the decline in blue fish production in recent years despite the development of the fleet and technologies, and the shrinking of the natural stock of fish Blue fish by 55% by 2018 compared to 2008 (according to the National Institute of Marine Science and Technology).
He added that the projects to improve the infrastructure of the marine fishing sector, especially the expansion and rehabilitation of the fishing port at Tabalba, at a cost of about 56 million dinars, has recorded a 60% completion rate, and progressed by about 80% in the study of protecting, repairing and preparing the fishing port.