The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Ernst & Young, along with Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, was awarded contract with Italian Interior Ministry to implement a 46 million euro European project to combat migratory flows in Libya.
Ernst & Young along with the others will provide “technical assistance service and specialist consultancy” for the “needs” of the ministerial management relating to the project, according to Italy’s Altreconomia.
The project is called “Support to Integrated border and migration management in Libya – First phase”. The program is funded by the European Union’s Trust Fund and is co-funded by the Italian government.
Within this “first phase”of the project, the Italian Interior Ministry will be present in two areas of Libya.
First, in the north-west, in Tripoli, in support of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GAN) and its coast guard, through the establishment of a coordination center for research operations and “rescue” at sea and for the declaration of an autonomous SAR area.
The second area is the south-west of Libya, in the Fezzan region, to increase surveillance capacity, “in particular in the land border areas with Niger, most affected by illegal crossing”.