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IFC loans Casablanca region $100 mln to fund infrastructure projects 

The International Financial Corporation, an offshoot ofthe World Bank, approved a 100 million dollar loan to the region of Casablancato build two new urban rail connections as well as hundreds of kilometers of roads.   The loan is the first in the MENA region to be granted byIFC without a sovereign guarantee, the IFC said […]

Parliament Adopts Two Bills Demarcating Morocco’s Territorial waters

The House of Representatives adopted Wednesday two bills demarcating Morocco’s territorial waters. The House of Representatives unanimously adopted the two bills establishing the Kingdom’s jurisdiction over its maritime boundaries. The first bill is dealing with the demarcation of Morocco’s territorial waters, the second establishes an exclusive economic zone of 200 nautical miles off the Moroccan […]

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Morocco: Two French defense companies get €400m contracts

Morocco has awarded two contracts worth €400 million to two French defense companies, French media La Tribune reported, adding that the official announcement will be made during President Emmanuel Macron’s planned visit to the kingdom in February. Nexter, a state-owned weapon manufacturer will, under a first deal valued at €200 million, supply an artillery systems […]

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Morocco-Tanger-Med : Container Traffic Up 38 pc in 2019

The Tanger-Med port complex posted in 2019 a 38 pc growth in container traffic and shipping compared to activities recorded last year. After Tanger-Med 2 terminal became operational, the port’s complex handled in total over 4.8 million containers in 2019, says the port activity report. 500 465 vehicles were handled on the two vehicle terminals […]

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French ENGIE, Moroccan NAREVA to build 120MW-solar plant in Tunisia

ENGIE-NAREVA, a French-Moroccan consortium will build a photovoltaic power plant planned to produce 120 MW, in the Gafsa governorate, 350km south of capital Tunis. The joint venture won an international tender launched by the Tunisian energy ministry and Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG), the country’s national electricity and gas company, Power Technology […]

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Greece supports Morocco’s Sahara autonomy plan

Greece supports Morocco’s Sahara autonomy plan

Greece openly voiced support for Morocco’s initiative to grant autonomy to the Sahara region saying the proposal is “serious and credible” The remarks were made in Rabat by Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias following talks with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita in Rabat. The Greek minister also expressed his country’s support for the UN process […]

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Rabat & Ankara Pledge to Readjust FTA in Two Weeks

Morocco and Turkey have agreed to adjust their Free Trade Agreement (FTA) so that it will be “beneficial for both parties”, said on Wednesday Moroccan minister of industry & trade Moulay Hafid Elalamy. He made the remarks after his talks held in Rabat with Turkish peer Ruhsar Pekcan on the sidelines of the 5th meeting […]

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Rwanda Opens its Embassy in Rabat; Sets up with Morocco a Bilateral Cooperation Monitoring Committee

Rwanda has officially opened its embassy in Rabat this Wednesday January 15, in the presence of Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. The opening of the embassy is the normal outcome of months of blooming diplomatic relationships between the two nations. The two countries have also […]

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Moroccan King’s Roadmap for Inclusive, Equitable & Quality Education to All Children

King Mohammed VI has reiterated his vision for a new educational system, which promotes learner’s interaction, develops his capabilities and hones his critical thinking skills in a bid to provide students with opportunities for creativity and innovation. In a message addressed to participants in the 33rd International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, which opened […]

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Morocco places order for two Spain-manufactured Patrollers

The Moroccan navy have placed an order for the purchase of two Spain-made patrollers. The deal is worth €260 million. Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company Navantia will build the two high class military vessels, Far-Maroc, a website specializing in Moroccan defense news, reported. The company, which operates a plant in Casablanca specializing in maintenance and boat […]

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