Saturday, January 14, 2012

Morocco's King Launches New Social Housing Project

This week, in his ongoing endevour to eliminate unhealthy housing conditions,  HM King Mohammed VI launched a new project - "Bab Fès"- in the rural Ain Chkef commune in the province of Moulay Yacoub. The project aims to build 330 social housing units for a total cost of 76 million dirhams.

As part of the national programme to promote social housing, the “Bab Fès” operation is an integrated project stretching over an area of 12,697 square meters. It will implemented within the framework of a public/private partnership to create a new urban center to be named “Saiss”. Total cost is expected to be near 683 million dirhams.

The plans are to construct ten buildings housing the 330 apartments as well as a schooling complex, a football pitch, and a parking area in addition to green spaces. With 80% of 2,505 land plots already developed and 104 low-cost villas built, the new project spans over an area of 140 hectares and is designed to benefit 35,000 people.


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