Rabat – During a council meeting held this Wednesday, Casablanca’s commune approved a series of conventions and development projects related to transportation, health, sports and digital services.
To boost the transportation sector, the Council appointed the local development company Casa Transports to manage of the Ouled Ziane bus station and approved the completion of the new tramway lines 3 and 4, totaling a linear length of 27 kilometers and 43 stations.
Regarding public health, the council adopted two agreements concerning the construction of household waste recovery units in Casablanca and appointed the local development company Casa Presentations to take up the project, intended to support the fight against vector-borne diseases.
During the meeting, the council approved the framework partnership agreement between the municipality of Casablanca and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, aiming at creating and rehabilitating sports infrastructure and facilities.
In line with Morocco’s campaign to host the 2016 World Cup Bid, the chairman of the council, Abdelaziz El Omari, instructed both parties to take “timely action to support and promote the Kingdom’s candidature.”
The board members also approved a project to promote self-employment, which supports small solidarity-based enterprises and youth vocational training and will be carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity.
In addition, the council expressed its support for the Palestinian cause by adopting a framework partnership agreement with a Palestinian financial agency to finance several development projects for al-Quds residents.
This project boost comes just a few months after the king’s last visit to Casablanca, during which he inspected the progress of the various development projects underway in the city.
As reported by the daily Al Massae last October, the King arrived in the economic capital to find that the projects were far from completion or still in their early stages. The King’s visit prompted the officials responsible for follow-up to move forward with these projects..