Last Thursday, at the Ras Jedir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport for Ministerial Affairs, Wissam Khalifa Al-Idrisi, held a meeting to follow up on the progress of work at the border crossing.
In an exclusive interview with Libya Herald, the Director of the Information Office at the Ministry of Transport, Siraj Al-Hamal, said the meeting came to solve bottlenecks, especially overcrowding, and work to provide the best services to citizens at the crossing.
He emphasized the Ministry of Transport of the Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba government’s support for the process of developing the border crossing and equipping it with the latest equipment and advanced technologies. This is to contribute to reducing the congestion of travellers in both directions, in partnership with the security services, including passports and customs, while providing the necessary assistance in resolving all outstanding problems with the Tunisian side.
Improve quantity and quality
Al-Hamal highlighted the development of a plan by the Ministry of Transport to increase the capacity of the number of travellers through the crossing. The plan also includes equipping the service facilities surrounding the crossing to contribute to the smooth movement between the two countries of goods and people. These plans, he pointed out, were in implementation of the agreements concluded between the two countries and the understandings between the concerned authorities on both sides to facilitate transit traffic and providing the best services to travellers from both countries.
The meeting at the border crossing was in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport for Land Transport Affairs, Fadlallah Al-Shalawi, the head of the Centre for Management and Operation of Land Ports, Salah Ali, the Director of the Ras Jedir border crossing, Radhi Masoud Abza, and several directors of the offices of the security services at the border crossing, led by the Customs Authority.