Tangier Metropolis Program: HM the King Launches, Inaugurates INDH Projects

HM King Mohammed VI launched and dedicated, here Wednesday, large-scale projects, part of the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), that are aimed at developing youth skills, fighting crime and school dropout, and promoting the working conditions of street vendors.

   HM the King inaugurated a center for youth training and skills-building at Ard Dawla district and a socio-economic and sports complex in the Mesnana neighborhood, as well as launched the construction works of an indoor sports hall in M'Ghogha Lakbira neighborhood. These projects will require investments of 27 million dirhams. 

   A new translation of flagship Tangier-Metropolis program, launched on September 26, 2013 by the Sovereign, these projects are in line with HM the King's efforts to promote the proximity policy, consolidate social action projects, fight insecurity, strengthen basic infrastructure and promote human, comprehensive and sustainable development. 

   Thus, the center for youth training and skills-building (5.1 million dirhams) is expected to contribute, through a set of training, coaching and facilitation tools, to fighting illiteracy and school dropout, disseminating citizenship and civic values, promoting socio-economic and professional development of the beneficiaries, and promoting the action of the youth to allow them participate in the momentum of local development. 

   A partnership between INDH, the Ministries of the Interior and Youth and Sports, and the Prefecture of Tangier-Assilah, this project meets the needs of inhabitants and associations in the concerned neighborhoods as it provides training in income-generating businesses, participates in the promotion of cultural and community activities and promotes volunteerism among target populations.

   As for the socio-economic and sports complex in the Mesnana neighborhood, it aims to promote the working conditions of street vendors, eradicate substandard construction, upgrade the urban landscape, and develop the economic and commercial infrastructure of the city.

   The indoor sports hall, whose works were launched today by the Sovereign, reflects the ongoing commitment of HM the King to give a strong impetus to the development momentum in Tangier, and His enlightened vision that Sports is a fundamental element to the development of personal skills and abilities of young people.

   Besides the indoor sports hall in the Mghogha Lakbira neighborhood, the Tangier-Metropolis program provides for building 30 outreach grounds in the various neighborhoods of the city, especially in Ain Mechlaoua, Sania, Tanja El Balia, Ard Dawla, El Majd, Aazib Abekiou, El Guembouria, El Ksibat, Lakouadess, Bousselham, Beni Said, Labraness Lakdima, Aazib El Haj Keddour, Laaouina, Ain Hayani, Branes, Rmilat, Rahrah, Mesnana and Jbilat. 

   On this occasion, HM King Mohammed VI symbolically presented delivery tricycles, carts and badges for ten street vendors, who benefited from the project of the socio-economic and sports complex in the Mesnana neighborhood.


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