The Council of Ministers ratifies an agreement to establish an agricultural and livestock project

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Tijirit Media | 17 May 2023

Mauritania: The Council of Ministers ratifies an agreement to establish an agricultural and livestock project
 
Today, Wednesday, the government approved a draft decree that includes the ratification of an establishment agreement between Mauritania and Al Dhafra Company for Investment in Agriculture and Agricultural Industries.
 
The government said, in a statement issued by it, that the agreement aims to implement a large integrated development project that combines agriculture, livestock and agro-industries, in addition to developing and exploiting 2,000 hectares of agricultural land in the state of Ataraza dedicated to the cultivation of grains, fruits and vegetables, as well as fodder crops.
 
The total cost of the project is 500 million new ounces, and it will contribute to creating 100 direct jobs and 1,000 indirect jobs.
 
The following is the text of the statement issued by the government :
 
The Council of Ministers met today, Wednesday (May 17, 2023), under the chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Republic.
 
The Council studied and approved the following two draft decrees:
 
A draft decree including the ratification of an establishment agreement between the government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Al Dhafra Company for Investment in Agriculture and Agricultural Industries.
 
This agreement aims to implement a large integrated development project that combines agriculture, livestock and agro-industries, with a total cost of 500,000,000 new ouguiyas. In creating 100 direct jobs and 1000 indirect jobs.
 
‐ A draft decree appointing the members of the board of directors of the Mauritanian Postal Company (Moriposit).
 
In light of the results of the municipal, legislative and regional elections, the Council extended its warm thanks and congratulations to all Mauritanian citizens for the degree of responsibility they showed during the electoral campaign, in an atmosphere of peace and transparency for exercising their right to vote. He also thanked all political actors and the Independent National Elections Commission (CENI) for the role they played in this process, in order to ensure its smooth running and success.
 
The Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad gave an agency statement on the international situation.
 
The Minister of Interior and Decentralization gave a statement on the situation at the countrysides.
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