The RSZZ region has implemented a strategy of development its strengths and potentials through structuring projects that are now its true economic leverage.
At the head of major structural projects in the region is that of the regeneration of the Bouregreg valley with a combined investment for the first two phases of nearly $ 4 billion.
Segmented into 6 phases, the Bouregreg Valley development project has several objectives:
As part of the National Initiative for Human Development, the project also provides for the creation of an Arts and Crafts City, which aims to ensure the renewal of craftsmanship through training related facilities. This city will also allow the incubation of niches dedicated to human resource development in traditional crafts, tourism, hospitality and services.
As a whole, this large-scale project will allow the creation of 30,000 permanent and stable jobs.
With regards to the first phase named 'Bab Al Bahr', involving a total investment of nearly 7 billion dirhams, it includes the following works:
The second major project launched in the region is the” regeneration of Rabat’s corniche”, and notably its first phase “the Rabat corniche Development”, consisting of the development of the coastal area south of the capital, through the realization of a new centrality in the urban fabric and the emphasizing of the maritime facade.
Other structural projects in the region, the project “Plage des Nations” Beach Resort, a large tourist and residential complex, spread over 475 hectares and is built around a central golf club with two courses ending on the seafront overlooking the corniche;
It includes various areas:
For its part, conceived as an instrument for development of the territory and planned urbanization, TAMESNA, future town of 250,000 inhabitants at 30 minutes from Rabat, will house a diverse population promoting social diversity.
Covering a total area of 860 hectares, this town will see the construction of 48.000 mid-range and luxury units for social housing and 1400 economic villas. More than 120 communal amenities will be realised for it as well as large-scale amenities such as: a University, a hospital, a sports complex, an industrial and business zone, a central park and a recreational zone.
For its part, the new urban centre RIAD AL ANDALUSIA, currently underway in Rabat, is planning the creation of a central esplanade of 2.5 hectares, bordered by a promenade connecting the following facilities:
Furthermore, aware of the inadequacy of the reception spaces in the region, the authorities have undertaken an extensive program of development of new industrial parks and support structures and support projects, with the aim of attracting national and international investment.
In this regard, the Ain Johra industrial park, located 50 km from Rabat in the direction of Khemisset, will provide in the medium term an area of 200 hectares. The first phase covers 30 hectares and has just welcomed its first unit, namely ZODIAC AEROSPACE Morocco, working in the aerospace sector and which has just started production in June 2010.
Sa capacité d’accueil (1.500 entreprises), le nombre d’emplois qui y sera créé (72.000) et sa proximité des grands axes autoroutiers confèreront à Ain Johra une envergure internationale. En outre, la particularité de ce parc réside dans le fait qu’il contiendra un parc de TIR, un parc logistique, des espaces d’accompagnement et des structures répondant aux standards internationaux.
Finally, TECHNOPOLIS, a platform dedicated to the creation, incubation and promotion of innovative projects with strong potential, will eventually offer 330,000m² of office space for offshoring activity, of which 44,000 is delivered in September 2008 and 23,500 to be delivered late 2010.
Thus Technopolis opens its doors to any enterprise undertaking activities related to the Nearshoring and achieving at least 70% of its turnover from exports, from the third year following the beginning of its activity or its installation at the park.
Today, Technopolis Park hosts about 20 units in the skills offshoring domain, which include:
(For more information: go to the Technopolis website : www.technopolis.ma )