The meeting served as an opportunity to review the results of the cooperation program.
Rabat – The Strategic Orientation Council of the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco (MCA-Morocco) held its 7th session on Tuesday, December 17. Morocco’s head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani chaired the event.
This meeting was an opportunity to review the results of the implementation of the cooperation program, under the compact II, signed by the governments of Morocco and the United States of America, represented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The meeting also reviewed the possibility of accelerating the implementation of the program, said a press release from the department of the head of government.
The meeting touched on measures proposed to address obstacles facing the implementation of certain projects, in addition to aspects requiring particular monitoring, said the same source.
El Othmani said that the “Education and training for employability” project was marked at the “Secondary Education” level by the completion of the development of the integrated model for the improvement of secondary education establishments for the benefit of 90 establishments in three regions (Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceïma, Fez-Meknes and Marrakesh-Safi).
The head of government added that the upgrading of the infrastructure of these establishments is already underway in addition to the purchase of necessary equipment to improve the quality of education.
With regard to the “Vocational Training” activity, El Otmani said that architectural and technical studies are underway for the creation, extension or conversion of the vocational training centers benefiting from the project.
As for the “Employment” activity, El Otmani noted that nine mediation projects in the labor market have been selected for the promotion of inclusive employment for young people and women, through funding based on the results of services and support programs for their integration, explaining that this project aims to facilitate the hiring of 3,500 beneficiaries in the private sector.
The head of government also discussed the “land productivity” program, particularly the “Rural Real Estate” activity, adding that technical and field studies are being conducted as part of the operation of Melkisation of collective lands located in the Gharb and Haouz irrigation perimeter for the benefit of rightful owners over a total surface area of 66,000 hectares.
Regarding the “Industrial Real Estate” activity, he announced the completion of technical studies relating to the three pilot industrial zones located in the Casablanca-Settat region and the launch, late December, of activities relating to external infrastructure.