BadrÉ on Monday travelled to the economic capital, Nouadhibou, together with Economy Minister
He hailed the "satisfactory level of the projects currently under way, especially those relating to infrastructure and fisheries" and reiterated the
During a meeting with senior Mauritanian officials, BadrÉ also discussed the advancement of transformational infrastructure programmes and the partnership strategy. The scheme focuses on agriculture, fisheries, the development of the private sector and the improved management of public resources in order to enhance the provision of basic social services.
According to the
Mauritanian economy has benefited from "the rise in the prices of raw materials on the international markets and a prudent economic policy", the institution noted.
Thanks to the "
But tourism continues to face challenges, according to analysts.
According to economist Ba Amadou, "This sector has been completely devastated since the events in Aleg in 2007 with the murder of French tourists."
This collapse plunged "the country into a lengthy period of lethargy", he said, adding that as security improved, tourists would return.
Public reaction to the country's economic progress is mixed.
"Everything is expensive. So I can't see what the point of all this aid is," he said.
For his part, primary school teacher
"People are even saying that
With regard to security, journalist Jidou Ould Sidi said: "The situation has improved considerably since the Mauritanian authorities decided to invest in the army and implement an effective counterterrorism strategy. But as you know,
"This favourable situation is partly responsible for the boom in the mining sector. Of course there are still risks, especially in the north, but the situation is virtually under control," he added.
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