By Hadi Fornaji.
Tunis, 3 July 2017:
Zliten is in talks with an Italian consortium to build a power station and water desalination unit for the town.
In a couple of statements published yesterday, the municipality said that the projects were on the point of being approved. Both, it added, were with Italian company MST Technology. The power station contract is said to be worth €289 million and the desalination unit €71 million.
However, a source at MST expressed surprise at the announcement saying that negotiations were still ongoing and that nothing had been finally agreed. “It’s not yet official,” the source said, noting that MST was in fact just one of the companies in the all-Italian consortium.
The project was being backed by international investors, the source added.
It is not known if the two units will be combined in a linked project.