The Ministry of Economy of the Presidential Council has revealed that the value of food import orders amounted at the end of last April at 500 million US dollars.

The ministry said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page that the financial value which was deposited in banks for the supply of food until the beginning of May amounted to 347 million dinars for the benefit of 311 local companies.

The Presidential Council had previously announced that it had allocated 500 million dollars for the import of food commodities and formed a committee to follow up the import process through a document collection.