Rabat – The city of Ouazzane, 70 kilometers south of Chefchaouen in northern Morocco, will receive MAD 42 million to enhance its tourism potential. A special council session of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region approved a draft convention to make Ouazzane a primary destination for both domestic and international tourists.
Ouazzane, known as Dar Dmana, is considered to be a holy place by both Muslim and Jewish communities. This spiritual center at the edge of the Rif Mountains is set to become a hub for religious pilgrims with the new investment in the city’s tourism sector.
The program should be carried out within a maximum period of 36 months, according to Moroccan news outlet Aujourdhui.
All contracting parties are responsible for contributing their share to the program’s financing in accordance with a pre-established agenda.
The parties involved include Ouazzane’s Department of Culture and the Council of the Commune of Ouazzane. Each must allocate MAD 3 million to the project for a total of MAD 6 million.
Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts, and Social Economy is set to devote around MAD 16 million to develop Ouazzane’s tourism. Meanwhile, the Regional Tourist Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (CRT-TTA) must set aside MAD 7 million for the initiative.
The tourism development program is set to provide support for the city’s tourist accommodation, facilitate Ouazzane’s involvement in tourism circuits, and enhance Ouazzane’s tourist sites along with the city’s public squares and historic monuments.
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