Morocco Earmarks 6.85 bln dirhams to Fight Disparities in Rural Areas

Morocco has earmarked 6.85 billion dirhams to a program meant to curb disparities between cities and rural areas in 2018.

Speaking at the weekly government meeting Thursday, Agriculture Minister Aziz Akhannouch said the program will be funded by the fund of rural and mountainous zones development with the aim of opening up hard-to-reach areas, developing educational and health infrastructures and improving access to drinking water and electricity.

The Minister said that an envelope of 92 million dirhams has been geared to fund development partnership projects in oases and Argan trees areas.
A budget of 45 mln MAD will be allotted to carrying out the rural development project for the Atlas mountains through technical studies and awareness raising initiatives for the beneficiaries, he said.

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