Morocco’s King Launches Construction Works of Psychiatric Hospital in Agadir; Inaugurates Landing Spot for Seafood in Imourane

King Mohammed VI launched on Friday in Agadir the construction works of a psychiatric hospital, a project, which is part of the 2020-2024 urban development program of the city, set out earlier this week by the Sovereign.


This $5.6 million project, which reflects the interest granted by the Sovereign to the health sector, will help improve health services particularly for local patients suffering from mental health conditions, including addictions…


Also on Friday, the Sovereign inaugurated in the municipality of Imourane, (Prefecture of Agadir Ida Outanane), a landing spot of seafood, carried out at a total cost of $255,000 (24.6 million dirhams).


The project, which benefits 130 fishermen, operating on 52 artisanal boats, translates the Sovereign’s determination to ensure the sustainability of the region development and his solicitude towards the populations with limited incomes.


The project, with an estimated annual production of 2,500 tons and a forecasted annual turnover of around 75 MDH, is likely to contribute to the improvement of living and working conditions of fishermen, development and restructuring of the artisanal fishing sector through the creation of a center integrated into its economic and social environment, as well as the preservation of fishery resources.


During the same ceremony, the Sovereign gave 52 outboard motors to the Aftas Tamraght cooperative in Imourane, an initiative aimed at promoting the working conditions of fishermen, modernizing their equipment and raising  their income.



Thursday, the Monarch inaugurated the Souss-Massa City of Innovation, launched construction works of a local City of trades & skills and chaired the signing of funding agreements related to the Cities of Trades & Skills.


The $4.3 million Innovation city, which hosts business incubators & and scientific labs, aims to encourage entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative start-ups and support the local economic sectors & industrial ecosystems.


The same day, King Mohammed VI launched in the region of Agadir the construction works of a local City of trades & skills to be built over a 15 ha area. It will cost over $ 44.5 million and will be able to host annually up to 3,000 students who will be trained in various trades and sectors including industry, offshoring, management, commerce, tourism, health…

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