A new urban area is currently underway in the town of Dakhla, the capital of the Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira region.
The project of the developing company Al-Omran Al-Janoub covers an area of 106 ha with 1,867 lots. It offers villas areas, buildings and R 2 + R 3 including commercial, administrative and social buildings.
The new residential area is located at the Atlantic coast of Dakhla Oasis with a budget of DH272 million.
It is said that the government mandated the holding company to remove the camps of Al Wahda in the cities of Laayoune, Boujdour, Dakhla and Smara. Furthermore, it was also tasked to satisfy the housing needs of other social groups outside the camp and meeting housing demands brought by the population growth, and the creation of a fourth estate market in the southern provinces.
These missions are part of the agreement on the financing and implementation of the new housing and urban development program in the southern provinces, which will end this year.
The results for the intervention of society in the fight against substandard housing were satisfactory. Three large cities were declared Cities without Slums, Laayoune in July 2008, Dakhla and Boujdour in January and February 2010. These were achieved after the demolition of 21,000 shanties and the allocation of more than 20,000 lots for self-built to accommodate the people in slum areas. The last city list in the southern provinces is Smara.