ONCF Launches Tender For a Commercial Center and Hotel Project in New Casa Port Station

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Morocco National Railways (ONCF) has finalized a call for tender for potential companies toONCF Launches Tender For a Commercial Center and Hotel Project in New Casa Port Station become their strategic partners to build, develop and manage commercial and hotel units adjacent to the new station Casa Port.
Set to open on April 18, the tender includes assign some 8,000 m² to investors to build hotel units 3 and 4 stars around Casa Port according to CDG Capital who manages the tender bid.
However ONCF keep land ownership. A model that the public hears specialist rail generalize at all stations of cities that show significant traffic.
This initiative from the Strategic Plan Department of ONCF intends to create vibrancy around its stations by developing a range of shopping centers within stations and hotels. To achieve this goal, ONCF introduces free space at stations including those housing the freight and logistics activities.
Specifically, the institution will initiate a process of transferring freight and logistics activities to dedicated areas. This will allow him to create space on the stations and operate accordingly in the development of hotel units and shopping centers. Grand Casablanca, for example, the process should involve some 9 sites.
Upon completion of the transaction, more than 40 hectares available for the project. If ONCF wants to reorganize its freight and logistics business is that the business wants to become a leading operator in the sector.
About 5 billion dirhams investment is prepared by the government of which partly financed through own funds of the Office for 2020 to transfer freight activities in new specialized sites.
ONCF have earned last year 3.6 billion dirhams in sales and $ 5 billion in consolidated revenues.