14 million individuals have benefited from this system to scale back territorial and social disparities

On Wednesday, 8 June 2022, Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch chaired the work of the regular meeting of the Standing Interdepartmental Commission for the Development of Rural and Mountain Areas,

It deals with the results of the program for reducing territorial and social disparities and its perspectives. The projects registered in this program, which started in 2017 and will continue until 2023, aim to ensure the opening of the rural population and improve their living conditions, as well as to enable their access to basic beverage supply services. water and electricity, and in the field of education and health, in addition to the construction of roads and lines, facilitating their movement.

In his introductory speech, the Prime Minister recalled that the Government attached the paramount importance to this project, in line with the great interest that King Mohammed VI had. surrounds the rural world, and in line with the government’s commitments to continue the program to help reduce territorial and social disparities.

The Prime Minister emphasized that after 6 years of effective implementation of the Royal Vision and given the scale of achievements and concrete improvements in accessibility indicators in the rural world, the program could be considered a success, noting that these achievements were made possible by the combined efforts of all stakeholders. local level and the adoption of effective governance based on the territorial dimension and the convergence of interventions.

He assured that this program, which represents the realization of the royal vision contained in the Intercession of the Throne for 2015, will continue at the same pace in order to realize the planned projects and ensure the goals set by the 2023 horizon.

The program has achieved significant results with a positive impact on the population and target areas. In fact, 6 of the 7 annual action plans have been implemented in all regions of the Kingdom, mobilizing a budget of 41 billion dirhams (ie more than 82% of the 2023 budget). Approximately 14 million people benefited from the program in 1,066 rural communities (83% of the total number of rural communities in the Kingdom).

The program has also created approximately 103 million working days, 234,000 direct and indirect jobs, as well as the construction of approximately 14,000 km of roads and rural roads.

Projects for the construction of schools, boarding schools, accommodation centers, school canteens, as well as the establishment of school transport also contributed to the improvement of rural education indicators. The enrollment rate of girls in the target areas increased to 60%, an increase of 15% compared to 2017.

Thanks to this program, in addition to 109, approximately 21,000 connections to the drinking water grid have been made, as well as numerous interventions in the field of education, health and rural electrification, as well as infrastructure modernization operations in the health and education sectors. equipment and acquisition operations involving 712 school vehicles and the procurement of 606 ambulances and mobile units; in addition to electrification more than 820 donors.

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