The Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the United States in Morocco and the Consul General of the United States in Casablanca carried out, this Wednesday, November 24, visit of land for the extension and rehabilitation project of the industrial zone of Had Soualem and Lkhyayta, region of Casablanca-Settat.
” I am very happy to be here at Had Soualem, which is one of our projects under the patronage of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Institute. It is a good model of partnership between our two governments and between the private and public sectors in order to create high quality jobs for the Moroccan people.“Said to MoroccoLatestNews, US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Greene.
The extension and rehabilitation project of the industrial zone of Had Soualem and Lkhyayta is financed by the American government through a partnership with the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), our interlocutor pointed out.
Thus, the industrial zone of Had Soualem and Lkhyayta is part of a series of twelve industrial zones financed to the tune of $ 127 million by the American government, for the rehabilitation of already existing zones and the construction of new industrial zones with standards. international.
The goal is to encourage investment in Morocco and create, through these twelve industrial zones, some 80,000 jobs for the benefit of the Moroccan people in various fields.
” This rehabilitation project of the industrial zone of Had Soualem and Lkhyayta, is part of a US government funding program of $ 450 million, through MCA, to encourage economic and social development in Morocco by investing in the real estate and education sectors to create high-level work opportunities for the new Moroccan generation“, Said the Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the United States, David Greene.
For her part, Malika Laâsri, Managing Director of MCA Maroc, told us that the rehabilitation and extension project of the Had Soualem and Lkhyayta industrial zone ” is a pilot project which corrects some dysfunctions of industrial zones in Morocco, and which aims to be innovative in the sense of improving the governance, management and maintenance of industrial zones by involving the private sector in the governance of the zones. , but also by ensuring that the environmental aspects of gender and social inclusion are ensured and comply with international standards ”.
Upon completion, this zone, which is part of three industrial zones, will create no less than 27,000 jobs, some 500 private industrial companies in addition to the addition of 136 hectares of plots of industrial zones to the heritage. already existing in Morocco, concluded Malika Laâsri.