the Kenitra industrial acceleration zone takes on a new dimension

It will be extended to strengthen its reception capacity.
◆ MEDZ (subsidiary of CDG) will carry out the studies necessary for this project, including urban planning and technical studies.

By B. Chaou

Un memorandum of understanding on the extension of the industrial acceleration zone (ZAI) of Kénitra was signed on Tuesday 8 December by the Minister of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, and the Director General of the Caisse de depot et de gestion, Abdellatif Zaghnoun.

It is more precisely the supplier zone of the PSA complex, on a plot of approximately 96 hectares located in the municipality of Ameur Saflia (province of Kenitra).

This memorandum of understanding defines the commitments of the stakeholders, in particular as regards the mobilization of land and the carrying out of the studies necessary for the planning, development, promotion, marketing and management of the new extension of this ZAI.

“We are now at 94% filling rate for the entire area that has been made available, integrating the entire ecosystem. Today, around PSA, we have more than 60% of suppliers of auto parts, and we are ahead of the set objectives, because this sector is enjoying real enthusiasm. We are therefore forced to consider this new extension, because PSA has objectives signed with Morocco to achieve an integration rate of 80% in 2023 ”, Moulay Hafid Elalamy indicated during the press conference for the signing of the said agreement. .

“We are currently working with several operators to support this sector, which is the Kingdom’s leading exporter,” he continued.

In this context, MEDZ (a subsidiary of CDG) will carry out the studies necessary for this project, including urban planning and technical studies and others of flood protection and environmental impact, as well as the provisional financial study of the project. .

“This extension will of course offer a reception area to the best international standards, and will allow investors to carry out their projects in the best possible conditions. This will also allow these areas to position themselves at the international level and gain more competitiveness, ”said Abdellatif Zaghnoun.

As a reminder, the ZAI, inaugurated in 2012, has made it possible to establish the Gharb region as a competitive and attractive industrial center for many world-renowned investors. The ecosystem of the PSA group, which has settled there, has been a locomotive attracting around it more than 25 equipment manufacturers.

Today, the ZAI has 49 companies representing a total investment of over 20 billion dirhams, which has created 36,571 jobs.


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