140.5 billion dirhams of investments planned for 2023

Investments planned by public establishments and enterprises (EEP) should reach 140.5 billion dirhams (MMDH) next year, up 41% compared to updated investments for 2022, according to the report on EEP accompanying the draft finance law (PLF) of 2023.

These investments will mainly be made by the OCP group with 55.43 billion dirhams, the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water – ONEE (12.69 billion dirhams) and MASEN (7 billion dirhams) whose total investment represents 53 % of the volume planned for all EEP, specifies this report published on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Thus, more than 78% of the forecasts fall within the EEP of the strategically managed scope, points out the same source, adding that for 2024 and 2025, the EEP sector forecasts a decrease compared to the investments planned for 2023, recording respective amounts of 127.91 billion dirhams and 106.81 billion dirhams, of which a share of more than 72% is planned to be carried out by the EEPs within the scope of the Agency.

And to recall that in 2022, the updated investments of EEP total an amount of nearly 99.53 billion dirhams, up 8% compared to the initial forecasts of the 2022 finance law (99.12 billion dirhams). This increase is explained by the decisions taken subsequently during budgetary discussions and the work of the deliberative bodies of the EEP.

As for the closing forecasts for 2022, they will be established at approximately 80.99 billion dirhams, i.e. a rate of 80% compared to the updated forecasts.

Regarding the regional distribution of EEP investments in 2023, it reports an increase in the shares of the Casablanca-Settat and Marrakech-Safi regions by 3 points (pts) to 27% and 2 pts to 16%, respectively. .

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, on the other hand, will mark a drop of 3 pts to 7%, followed by Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (18%), while the investment shares of the other regions will only show slight variations not exceeding 1 point.

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