The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture in Benghazi held a meeting on Thursday to discuss supporting palm-growing projects in the southern region.

The meeting grouped municipal council members from the concerned oasis areas, including Al-Wahat, Jallo, and Awjila, besides investors in the agriculture field.

Participants discussed the difficulties facing traders and farmers in developing palm cultivation and the means to boost productivity and improve the quality of Libyan dates.

They also considered plans to implement small and medium-sized enterprises specialized in manufacturing and complementary industries for dates, in the framework of a national plan to localize industries and achieve spatial development in these places, according to the Economy Ministry.