Moroccan Government Launches Development Projects in Western Sahara


Rabat – The governor of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region in Western Sahara, Lamine Benomar, launched new projects in Dakhla on Green March Day.

Benomar launched a street lighting program for the road connecting Oum Labouir to provincial road No 1100 on Tuesday.

Heads of the elected councils and several civil and military personalities accompanied Benomar when he launched the development projects Tuesday.

The Council of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region programmed and financed the MAD 3.5 million project, Maghreb Arab Press reported.

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Benomar also inaugurated the PSA Group‘s regional headquarters and launched the 2018 World Kiteboarding Championships, taking place this week 25 kilometers north of Dakhla.

The governor also launched the MAD 1.89 million construction of eight new classrooms at Moulay El Hassan primary school in Dakhla.

In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Benomar launched the MAD 1.8 million construction of “La Maison de l’Artisane” (the house of the craftswoman) in the Ennahda district in Dakhla Monday. The construction of the building, which covers an area of 390 square meters, is estimated to take 6 months.

Benomar also inaugurated a hotel called “La Sarga Surf Camp ” in the La Sarga  fishing village.

Bir Genduz in  Aousserd province in Western Sahara also launched many development projects on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the governor of Aousserd province, Abderrahmane El Jaouhari, launched construction on an MAD 2 million communal warehouse; an MAD 2 million modern butchery; an MAD 10.7 million street light network; a new diesel power station with a production capacity of 4,450 kilowatts; and an MAD 1 million public health center.

The projects aim to develop public facilities, improve the quality of administrative services, and protect the environment and public health.

This year, the government approved 68 draft investment projects for the country with an MAD 57.65 billion budget. The Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region in Western Sahara took the lion’s share of the investment projects at 30 percent, with a total of MAD 17.18 billion, according to Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy.

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