THE industrial city of Tangiers (Tanja city of Morocco) represents the first drop of the rain of development which, without any doubt, will spread throughout the Kingdom of Morocco.
This development comes after the Moroccan King Muhammad VI spent years gathering every component needed for ensuring new growth, either through joint agreements signed by his government with friendly countries or through field projects it supervises.
This occurred in parallel with the cementing of political and security stability, which has resulted in prosperity. Moroccans have started reaping the fruits of this prosperity through a series of advanced strategic schemes with benefits that will extend beyond the Moroccan borders and cover all of Africa and the Arab world.
This new blessed achievement represents the cornerstone in the major transformation process led by King Muhammad VI. He has employed all abilities, including political and legislative, for this purpose. He had made this his top objective during his tour of the East Asian countries for establishing partnerships with those countries, especially with China — the fastest growing economy in the world. In fact, Chinese leaders have been striving to enter Africa through Morocco.
Before embarking on the transformation of Morocco, there was the need to recalibrate Africa’s political bearing after years of negative stances based on misconception drawn by bodies which were to benefit from provoking crisis for this huge Arab country, especially over the desert issue.
However, King Muhammad VI, after reorganizing his country, worked on regaining the support of Africa by explaining the real reason that led his country to return to the African Union. The reason was for the African continent to regain its global economic presence by major partnerships which have started bearing fruits.
Development of Morocco is based on an advanced modern vision, which has been and will continue to be the top concern of the king from the time he assumed power 18 years ago. Every step was taken carefully in order to ensure success without facing any obstacles.
This has been continuously interpreted in the development index with top rates among the Third World countries. This year, the growth of this country is expected to reach 4.5 percent, starting with the execution of strategic schemes including the project for the highest solar energy production in the world. King Muhammad VI inaugurated this in February 2016 in the city of Ouarzazate. Such strategic schemes will definitely boost the rate of growth of the country, and open new horizons of cooperation with the African continent and the Arab countries.
Two world-class projects in the north and south of Morocco, which were executed within one year, represent the two balanced hands of development in order to ensure equal spread of the growth movement throughout the country, especially in the new industrial city in Tangier. This city is the biggest in Africa and is located 15 kms away from Europe.
This project will provide thousands of job opportunities for Moroccans and will represent a leading factor for attracting foreign investments. The tours and trips of King Muhammad VI, his accomplishments of the past years, and the high rate of growth and prosperity in Morocco are undoubtedly the reasons for that country to become a center of interest for Arab investors, especially those from GCC countries who are considering Morocco as the Arab-African investment oasis.
Therefore, the activeness of the king and his government both inside and outside Morocco has attained wide scope of interest from every country, especially at a time when the Arab world is witnessing series of political and security storms. However, the presence of the Moroccan oasis should come as glad tidings for reducing Arabs’ anxiety concerning the future.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times