The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has held an information session in Tunisia's Zarzis, in the Medicine governorate, to preset the "Hajtibik ija na3mlou Affare" ('I Need You, Come Do Business') project.
The three-year project was launched a year ago and funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and focuses on the Medenine, Tataouine, Jendouba and El Kef governorates.
It aims to encourage Tunisians living in Italy to invest in these regions and establishment partnerships with them. ''This project, with a total cost of 2.9 million euros, aims to create jobs as well,'' said Hajtibik project manage Boubaker Bouricha.
Several meetings with Tunisians living in Italy preceded the development of the project and a map of their geographical distribution will be provided at a later stage, as well as a database of questions by project chiefs and the selection of 60 projects according to pre-established criteria.
The projects selected will receive support and training for a year for their promoters, as well as the holding of partnerships and grants from IOM. Further information meetings will be held in the other three governorates involved in the project.