HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Monday at the rural commune of Ouled Azzouz (Nouaceur province), an inter-professional technical center for animal industries development and a regional analyses and research laboratory worth nearly 116 million dirhams.
Part of the implementation of the Moroccan Green Plan, these projects show the sovereign's steadfast commitment to the human capital and the sectors of agriculture and research-development, and his firm will to ensure for citizens a high food security level encompassing the whole food chain.
They will equip Casablanca, the country's largest city, with infrastructure for training and research that meet the requirements of its trade and economic activities.
The inter-professional technical center for animal industries development (58.18 mln MAD) seeks to give the agriculture sector a well-matched and balanced evolution dynamic through the promotion of the human element, a decisive factor to modernize the sector and its agricultural production systems.
The center, built over 66,200 square meters, includes three departments for the inter-professional federation for milk, the inter-professional federation for read meat and the inter-professional federation for poultry, as well as a technical center for agricultural training housing a meeting room, training rooms, a library, a dining hall and a 42-bed dormitory.
As for the regional analyses and research laboratory (57 mln MAD), it meets the need to move the old Casablanca's regional analyses and research laboratory located in the urban zone where it has become difficult to carry out some analyses (contamination, storage of hazardous products), as well as the need to build a facility in conformity with international standards in laboratory accreditation.