January 27, 2023



Moroccan monarch hails Nigeria/Morocco fuel pipeline, says good for safety

King Mohammed VI has applauded the progress made within the Morocco-Nigeria fuel pipeline undertaking, describing it as a “undertaking for peace, for African financial integration and for co-development”.

In a speech he delivered Sunday on the event of the forty seventh anniversary of the Inexperienced March, the King mentioned this strategic undertaking, which is destined for the current and for future generations, will profit all of West Africa, house to greater than 440 million folks.

The MoU signed not too long ago in Rabat with the Financial Neighborhood of West African States, and the MoU signed in Noaukchott with Mauritania and Senegal, are a key constructing block within the completion of this enterprise, added the Monarch noting this displays the dedication of the international locations involved to contribute to the completion of this landmark undertaking.

It supplies alternatives in addition to ensures when it comes to power safety and financial, industrial and social growth for the fifteen ECOWAS Member International locations, in addition to for Morocco and Mauritania.

“Given the continental dimension of the NMGP, I think about it to be a serious flagship undertaking which can hyperlink Africa to Europe”, mentioned the King, commending the help of regional and worldwide financing establishments which expressed their want to take part in its implementation.

Morocco is eager to proceed to work carefully, responsibly and with the utmost diploma of transparency with Nigeria and all companions to implement the NMGP as quickly as doable, underlined the Monarch, saying “we’re open to all types of constructive partnership”.

He additionally tackled the main investments & socioeconomic growth achieved within the Sahara, citing on this regard the $ 7.1 built-in growth program for the southern provinces.

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Launched in 2016, this program helped to spur an actual socio-economic dynamic, create jobs & funding alternatives and supply the area with fashionable infrastructure and amenities.

Amongst these infrastructures, the Tiznit-Dakhla freeway (in its closing stage), the connection of the area to the nationwide electrical energy grid, the photo voltaic & wind energy crops, the extension of the communication networks and projected development the Dakhla-Atlantic port.