Qatar signs deal to finance two projects in Morocco

August 26, 2014 - 2:25:41 am
The Moroccan Prime Minister, Abdul Ilah bin Kiran, with the Finance Minister H E Ali Sherief Al Emadi.

DOHA: The Moroccan Prime Minister, Abdul Ilah bin Kiran, yesterday met the Finance Minister H E Ali Sherief Al Emadi in capital Rabat.

Discussions focused on ways of bolstering relations between the two countries. Qatar and Morocco also signed a grant agreement to finance two development projects.

Al Emadi signed the deal with the Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohammed Bou Said, and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch.

The Finance Minister signing a grant agreement in Rabat.

 The cost of the two projects is estimated at $170m.

Implementation of the projects comes within a series of development initiatives undertaken by Morocco.

The first project involves  development of pastures and organising movement in desert and semi-desert pastures in Sous-Massa Draa and Guelmim-Es Semara regions.

It aims to improve the pastoral environment and upgrade living and educational conditions for the people of the region. The second project is part of a national programme to expand irrigation to improve living conditions for the people of the region and promote and develop their organisational and occupational capacities. 

QNA

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