Basic infrastructures in the city of Tangiers are being consolidated thanks to the major projects launched Thursday by H.M. King Mohammed VI to back the demographic and urban growth of the province and improve the population living conditions.
The Sovereign launched construction works of a new coach station, a public slaughterhouse, a fruit and vegetable wholesale market, "Al Haddad" market, a socio-economic compound in the Mesnana neighborhood, as well 14 schools, 11 pre-schools, a reference pre-school education center and an informal education center, for a total value of 377.3 million de dirhams (MDH).
The projects, , part of the Tangiers Metropolis program, are meant to rehabilitate the urban landscape, relieve the downtown traffic congestion, increase the schooling offer, fight illiteracy and generalize primary education.
The new coach station will help relieve traffic congestion in the city, improve services extended to travellers, address the parking problem of coaches and inter-city cabs and reduce the pollution in the city's major avenues.
The new coach station, to cost around 53 million DH, will have 50 decks for coaches, a parking for inter-city cabs, a waiting hall, a rest space for drivers, administrative offices and shops.
The slaughterhouse, worth 70 million DH, and the fruit and vegetable wholesale market, to cost 80 million DH, will contribute to organizing the activities and fight against informal practices that might be harmful to the health of citizens.
Extending over 4 ha, it will comprise slaughtering, storage and refrigeration rooms, stalling spaces and a parking lot.
The fruit and vegetable wholesale market, to be built over an area of 11.5 ha will comprise a market for fruits and vegetables, a storage space, cold rooms, restaurants and green spaces.
El Haddad neighborhood market, to be built part of the National human development initiative, will benefit more than 350 traders. It will cost around 7 million DH and will contribute to improving the working conditions of traders, secure shops to peddlers, improve the quality and security of food products and upgrade the urban landscape.
The socio-economic center (1 million DH) will include a market, a playground for children, stadiums and green spaces.
The schooling offer will also be consolidated by the building of nine schools, 5 high schools and 11 preschools as well as a reference pre-school and a center of informal education (anti-illiteracy).