Minister of National Territorial Planning, Housing and City Policy Nouzha Bouchareb announced Monday in Laâyoune that her department is determined to rebalance its interventions in 2021 to give priority in its programs to the Southern Provinces.
The minister, who was speaking at a meeting on the takeoff plan of the national territorial planning sector in the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, stressed that her department has taken a set of measures as part of its contribution to the development of the Southern Provinces.
New approaches have been adopted to strengthen and improve the sector's performance indicators as part of a participatory and partnership approach, with a view to modernizing urban planning and land development sector and ensure its sustainability, she said, referring to the implementation of innovative measures taking into account the progress of the region and the 2021 appropriation law.
The efforts made by the government, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, have led to significant achievements in the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, including the production of housing and land lots for the benefit of more than 32,000 families, Bouchareb recalled.
On the occasion of this meeting, a partnership agreement was signed between the Ministry of National Territorial Planning, the wilaya of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region and the municipality of El Marsa (province of Laayoune) for the urban upgrading of this city, for a budget of 25 million dirhams.
The agreement provides for improving the living conditions of 14,000 families through upgrading under-equipped neighborhoods, building roads in addition to developing roadways, public lighting and green spaces.