Kasbah Wall in Mohammedia to be re-established

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Recently, the second phase of the rehabilitation work and the research focusing on the other side of the wall of the Kasbah on Rue Abderrahmane Serghini and Rue Moulay Youssef has been started which should be made with authentic materials, particularly fermented ground lime and traditional bricks.

Kasbah Wall in Mohammedia to be re-established

Kasbah Wall in Mohammedia to be re-established

According to a specialist, above all, it is a must to ensure the maintenance and protection of what has been achieved particularly the recently restored part of the wall in Rue d’Alger. Any action initiated at the Kasbah, particularly in the field of restoration must necessarily be carried out taking into account the wealth and historical values of this heritage that includes architectural styles dating back centuries.

Some of the rich heritage of the seaside city was demolished and others continue to deteriorate. The most striking example is the demolition of the city of peace, built in 1929, and the current state of the Kasbah, including old buildings. The restoration of the wall of the Kasbah in Algiers Street located along the Moulay Abdellah Hospital, have not been restored. As part of the wall begins to deteriorate, the services about the quality of the work should be rigorous.

It should be recalled that the Kasbah and its mosque were built in 1773 by Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, and are considered historical places that require special interest. They are now in a state that requires a sensitive and thoughtful restoration to bring back the good condition of its rich spiritual, cultural and artistic heritage, including the stability of old buildings.  Enhancement of the heritage of the city is necessary and should encourage governments, politicians, civil society and associations to increase actions to rehabilitate the buildings of the past.  The City of Mohammedia and its heritage need concrete actions to safeguard its wealth to the full measure.

Mohamed Dekkak