Agadir Enters a New Development Era
Agadir’s urban development program launched Tuesday at a ceremony held under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI will propel the city in a new development era and consolidate its positioning as a regional economic hub.
The new 2020-2024 program, worth $622 million, is based on a participatory approach involving the various stakeholders in the city and provides for large-scale infrastructure works, urban planning and landscaping, and environment protection projects.
Some of these projects relate to improving bus transport within the city and in neighboring localities, decongesting traffic through the construction of new roads and bypass roads, and easing access to the city’s port, airport and other facilities through the widening and rehabilitation of the expressway.
To promote Agadir as a tourist attractive zone, besides the creation of themed tourist circuits, the city’s cornice will be refurbished, several facilities will be set up such as a tourist information office and the Timitar museum, the coastal road will be rehabilitated, and the public lighting network will be upgraded.
The city’s environment will also benefit from the landscaping and urban renewal works with the upgrading of green spaces, gardens and public squares and rehabilitation of existing parks like “La Vallée des Oiseaux” park, Ibn Zaidoun park and Olhaou garden. The program also provides for the creation of Tikiouine park (28 ha), and Al Inbiâat park (25 ha), and for improving street furniture.
In a bid to preserve water resources, the green spaces of the city as well as golf courses will be irrigated with treated wastewater produced at the city’s 11 million m3 capacity plant.
The urban development program also provides for upgrading under-equipped neighborhoods, improving the citizens’ living environment, strengthening basic social facilities, in matters of youth and sports, health, education and local economic and commercial activities.
Two local development companies “Agadir Souss Massa Aménagement” and “Grand Agadir de transport et de mobilité urbaine” will supervise the implementation of these various projects.
The ceremony was also marked by the signing of the framework-agreement on the urban development program of the city of Agadir (2020-2024).