Morocco: work on the Ain Cheggag Industrial Park launched, 81 hectares developed and 7,600 jobs planned

The official start of the works of the industrial park Ain CHEGGAG (PIAC), located in the province of Sefrou, was given this Wednesday, October 14, during a ceremony marked by the presence of the Minister of Industry, Trade , of the Green and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy, of the Minister of Energy, Mines and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, and of the Wali of the Fez-Meknes region, Saïd Zniber.

“This project will be carried out on an area of ​​81 ha, of which 50 ha are dedicated to leather activities. It will create 7,600 direct jobs and will help set up an industrial hub in the Fez-Meknes region and strengthen the competitiveness of the leather industry by ensuring its compliance with international standards ”, Moulay Hafid Elalamy stressed on the sidelines. of the ceremony.

According to a press release made public by the Ministry of Industry, PIAC aims to meet the expectations of investors and local economic operators by providing them with reception facilities for their projects meeting international standards, which include high-level services. added value.

On this occasion, an agreement on the implementation of the park was signed by the Minister of Industry, the President of the Regional Council, the Wali of Fez, the Governor of the Province of Sefrou, the President of the Chamber of trade, industry and services of the region (CCIS de Fès-Meknes), the President of the Municipality of Ain Cheggag and the President of the Moroccan Federation of Leather Industries and the Director of Al Omrane who ensured the control of PIAC book, adds the same source.

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And to indicate that this agreement fixes the modalities related to the financing, the development, the promotion, the governance and the management of the project whose total estimated cost of realization is estimated at 303.01 MDH.

This amount is subsidized to the tune of 145.26 MDH, divided between the Ministry of Industry (100MDH), the Ministry in charge of the Environment (20MDH) and the Regional Council of Fez-Meknes (25.26 MDH), the press release continued. .

Note that the CCIS of Fès-Meknes will manage the park, while its governance will be entrusted to a central committee headed by the Ministry of Industry, a regional committee chaired by the Wilaya of Fes Meknes, and a commission of attribution and monitoring of the valuation of the project, chaired by the Provincial Delegation of Trade and Industry of the city of Fez.

In addition, the Ministry of Industry undertakes to transfer its rights to the land reserved for the leather part to Al Omrane against an average price of 250 dh / m² for the area dedicated to the leather industry and 350 dh / m² for the other part of the park.

The Ministry will also ensure an evaluation, according to the standards of the Industrial Development and Investment Fund (FDII) and Maroc PME, in order to qualify the eligibility of economic operators and projects applying in order to benefit from industrial lots and related services in the project.

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