Morocco has outlined a new development model for Western Sahara, including $77 million in new projects to build new infrastructure and create 120,000 jobs in the region:
These projects, announced in Laâyoune on the occasion of the historic visit King Mohammed VI is paying to the region, will benefit Sakia El Hamra Laâyoune, Dakhla Oued Ed-Dahab and Guemim Oued Noun.
The projects, unveiled on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Green March, are expected to create thousands jobs and improve the living conditions of the local communities.
They include the construction of a port in the coastal city of Dakhla, a railway connecting Marrakech to Lagouira, a university hospital in Laâyoune as well as a bus station, a phosphate training college, a theater, sports complex, and new headquarters of the southern provinces agency.
The projects, which mark phase II of development plans for the Saharan provinces, include new road networks, airports and new social, medical, and educational facilities that will change the face of this region and lift it up to a new and modern era…[FULL STORY]