Morocco has invested billions of dollars in the advancement of its southern provinces (also Western Sahara), as underscored in the recent report of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Morocco’s Ambassador to the UN Omar Hilale.
Tiny villages, Dakhla and Laayoune are today large cities with progressive infrastructure, an information also noted by the same report.
In a statement, the Un Secretary General mentioned particularly that the Moroccan Sahara continues to benefit from substantial public investment, mainly in terms of road and port infrastructure.
When Morocco improved its southern provinces, there were only two small villages, Laayoune and Dakhla. There was no water, no electricity, let alone hospitals, no schools, and a little population because they are wanderers.
The Sahara is structured of large cities, many ports and industries, and Dakhla is a must-see worldwide tourist destination. Morocco has invested several billion dollars in the southern provinces over the last 40 years.