The city of Casablanca has experienced in recent years the collapse of several houses and buildings in the districts of Derb Moulay Chrif or in Sbata. To remedy this, the municipality of the Metropolis has provided an envelope of 23 million dirhams for the demolition of buildings in danger of ruin.
The demolition operation will be entrusted to the Société d’Habitation et d’Equipement de Casablanca.
In this sense, it is expected that the Municipality of Casablanca ratifies, during the second meeting of its ordinary session which will be held next Friday, an amendment to amend the agreement concluded with the said company, according to which an amount of 23 million dirhams will be transferred in order to begin the implementation of the demolition plan of the buildings threatened with collapse.
According to the agreement, of which MoroccoLatestNews holds a copy, the Municipality of Casablanca will endeavor to pay an amount of 12 million dirhams for the year 2022, followed by another transfer of 11 million dirhams for the year 2023.
As a result, the Housing and Equipment Company of Casablanca is obliged to proceed with the demolition of buildings threatening ruin falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Casablanca, on the basis of the results of experiments and studies carried out by the public laboratory for tests and studies (LPEE), and this, after having emptied them of residents, in addition to obtaining the administrative authorizations necessary for this purpose.
According to the aforementioned agreement, the demolition of buildings in danger of ruin in Casablanca excludes buildings located in the area of the Royal Mahaj Project.
It should be recalled that elected representatives of the Casablanca Municipal Council had expressed their fear of the continuation of the series of building collapses in many parts of the metropolis, in particular the districts of Derb Sultan and Al-Fida.
During the ordinary session of this month of February, the elected officials raised the file of the buildings threatening ruin, reproaching the Council for having delayed in concluding a partnership with one of the companies specialized in this field.
The President of Al-Fida district under Mers-Sultan prefecture, Mohamed Kliwine, confirmed that the Derb Sultan area has a number of houses for which the demolition decision has been issued. However, the passage to the act encountered certain difficulties.