Morocco’s Urban Planning budget has reached 60 billion dirham

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In late August, the urban development programs have already absorbed 60 billion dirham, who served in particular to improve the urban landscape and the technical capacity of prefectures and municipalities.

Morocco’s Urban Planning budget has reached 60 billion dirham

Morocco’s Urban Planning budget has reached 60 billion dirham

The budget allocation for urban development programs totaled to 60 billion dirham as of August 2014 with 20 billion as a contribution to the General Directorate of Local Government according to the paper on accomplishment of  Ministry of Interior in 2014.

These programs have helped to raise the funds needed to improve the urban landscape and the development of cooperation with local municipalities. It has recently been distributed on the occasion of the presentation to Parliament of the sector, Department of budget, Committee on Interior and local municipalities, housing and urban policy in the House of Representatives.

Urban development programs have also helped to strengthen the capacity of technical services of prefectures and municipalities responsible for the preparation, management, monitoring and implementation of projects.

The Ministry of Interior has also focused its efforts to supply rural drinking water. The financial allowance reached by the General Directorate of Local municipalities during this period 300 million dirham of which 125.31 million dirham has been allotted to rural communities. The supply rate of rural drinking water reached 94% by the end of 2013, according to data released by National Office of Electricity and Drinking water.

As for the Rural Electrification Program (PERG), the local municipalities and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation are working on the implementation of the second program work for rural roads. Eighty five percent was funded by the Department, while the remaining 15% came from the local municipalities.

Regarding sewerage, the Ministry of the Interior decided to finance new projects for the current year, involving, in this setting a budget of 464 million dirham, of which 350 million dirham came from VAT and 114 million dirham was from the general budget. This financial allocation exemplifies the contribution of the state in favor of the sewerage sector; the budget was capped during the year 2014 to 731 million dirham.

Mohamed Dekkak