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Agricultural projects worth $190m launched in Morocco

RABAT, August 17, 2017

A total of 39 agricultural projects, with a budget of MAD1.8 billion ($190.2 million) in Morocco were recently inaugurated by the country’s Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch in Tinghir, said a report.

The projects are part of Morocco’s Green Plan and aim to promote local sustainable development by boosting agricultural activity and production, including that of date palms, olive trees, almond trees, aromatic plants, malus, saffron, henna, figs, red meat, and beekeeping, added the Morocco World News report.

Eighty-five per cent of the date palms project has been completed. The project extends over an area of 28,000 hectares in the oases of Draâ, Todgha, Maider, Aliat Draâ and Bani, aimingto reconstruct irrigation networks over 224 kilometers and plant 900 thousand trees and building up two dams, it said

It also aims to build 18 cooling and stock-keeping units with a capacity to store 3100 tonnes. The overall budget of the project is MAD777 million ($82.13 million), added the report.

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