Good news for the textile manufacturers. The first sector of the ecosystem will be launched in late December. Specifically, the Department of Industry has signed with the Moroccan Association of Textile and Clothing (AMITH) partnership to structure the sector around seven ecosystems-sectors with high growth potential: denim (jeans); ready-to-wear fast fashion, brands and distribution; platforms outsourcer; mesh; home textiles and technical textiles. The first four ecosystems will be as a pilot project.
The goal is to create more than 100,000 additional jobs by 2020 and increase the revenue of the export activity of no less than 5 billion dirhams. Services Moulay Hafid Elalamy claim that the activity will receive strong support from the government to restart the machine in a profession that was there a few years ago, one of the champions of export sectors in Morocco. The state support should be channeled through several development. First, in structuring ecosystems, with a special offer for locomotives. Then, support for the whole sector, with a transverse offer for SMEs. Then, better regulation and integration of the informal to allow a reconquest of the domestic market. Finally, support the emergence of a competitive and innovative national upstream accompanied by a strengthening of training and skills and the development of successful partnerships with foreign investors, including Chinese. The plan industrial acceleration, but also shipbuilding therefore benefit from a battery of measures of development. This is among other things the creation of a trade association and launching this October a strategic study for structuring this activity in ecosystems. According to ministry data, shipbuilding has the potential uses of more than 11,000 jobs by 2020.
In aerospace, the Department of Industry says that a study of the sector in structuring ecosystems is well underway and as Canadian, Bombardier, has already been finalized. In addition, the department prepares four industrial structuring strategic partnerships that will be signed on July 16, one with Aerolia (aerostructures) and Alcoa (aluminum). To develop the pharmaceutical sector, the Department of Industry is finalizing a study of strategic analysis with professionals. He states conduct further consultations with the industry to launch the study on ecosystems. For electricity, electronics and renewable energy, industry has identified ten ecosystems with the National Federation of Electricity, Electronics and Renewable Energies (Fenelec). Also for this sector, the services industry are currently holding joint consultations with the industry to launch the study of ecosystems. Their kick off is scheduled for early November, according to the ministry. The goal is to create some 50 000 jobs by 2020 The food, including a new contract program is under development, will also have its ecosystems. Moreover, the Department of Industry is working on the preparation of tenders for the launch of the study on ecosystems in the area. Already, says Industry, technical and financial committees have been finalized.
The process will be triggered early November. In cement, three potential ecosystems have been identified with the Professional Association of cement (APC). Their kick-off is scheduled for early November.