Pavement Rehabilitation of the old medina of Salé nearing completion

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Several milestones were achieved in the implementation of the major project that falls within the framework of upgrading the city of Sale launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in February.

Pavement Rehabilitation of the old medina of Salé nearing completion

Pavement Rehabilitation of the old medina of Salé nearing completion

According to the mayor of Sale, the redevelopment of the old medina of Sale is going well. Development works on the infrastructure are advancing rapidly and have already achieved a success rate of 60%.  Development of the block was completed and they are currently working on the installation of lighting.

Along with the management of this project, the town is looking at rehabilitating all markets under the old medina. It particularly involves the redevelopment of Kissariat Souk Sabate, Souk Lakbir and Kissariat Harrarine. Hoping to preserve the authentic characteristics of these areas and give them a new looks, Maalems craft was chosen to decorate wooden doors and preserve the authenticity of the medina. And just to back up the authenticity of the Medina, families living in substandard houses will be relocated.

It must be noted that the rehabilitation of Fondouks will be done in parallel with the demolition of derelict houses, numbering 200 homes. In partnership with the Al Omran Holding, the company has agreed to pay a total of 50,000 dirham to families wishing to rehabilitate their derelict homes, provided that the buildings are not in a serious state of disrepair.

Furthermore, the municipality conducted as part of the preservation of the identity of the medina of Salé acquisition of Film Malaki forits rehabilitation. The reopening of this space is scheduled on September 2 in the context of correcting dysfunctions in public spaces. The old medina is provided with an ancient architecture and also the historic heart of Sale, full of historical monuments to preserve and resurrect for transmission to future generations, with its walls and its gates, and other monuments that have been degraded threatening their sustainability, including Scala and Borjes.

These operations will require a budget of 9 million dirham and will be conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture.

Mohamed Dekkak