King Mohammed VI has launched a major intensification and restructuring program for the infrastructure of the Cities of Tetouan, M’diq, Fnided and Martil in the northern region of the Kingdom to make them a more competitive part of the Kingdom.
The restructuring program for the ways and the neighborhoods of Tetouan, M’diq, Fnideq, and Martil aims to strengthen the necessary urban development of these northern cities. The approach comes through building projects of infrastructure and basic services, considered prerequisites for any development impetus. It will improve the quality of life of the local citizen and supplementing demographic and urban development in these cities.
Benefiting over 3,650 households, the program is particularly focusing on the cities and the coverage of these cities by potable water and sewerage networks. This project will contribute to the development of the competitiveness of this region of the country through the establishment of efficient cities with urban quality equipment capable of attracting investment.
The program was created in accordance to the integrated economic and urban development in the city of Tetouan 2014-2018 budgeted with almost 5.5 billion dirham launched by the Sovereign in April.
On the urban point of view, the program includes the strengthening of roads and internal roads, modernization of public lighting network, doubling of National Highway 2 which links Tetouan to Chefchaouen, strengthening and restoration of liquid wastewater, drinking water and electricity system to the urban district of Tetouan, nearby rural municipalities and the urban commune of M’Diq. The construction of public places, creation of landscaped parks and formation of a controlled landfill are also included in the program.
As part of economic development, the program advocates the completion of the development of the industrial zone, creating a complex for crafts, and the improvement of local markets. It also props up the health sector by building a regional hospital, two health centers, upgrading the Saniat R’Mel provincial hospital in addition to strengthening nearby social facilities and services.
Accordingly, these programs will help to enhance the strategic position of northern Morocco, and its economic capacity.