Logistics competitiveness is of major importance for the development of Morocco

Transport and Logistics Minister Mohamed Abdeljalil told the House of Councilors on Tuesday that logistics competitiveness is of major importance for Morocco’s development.

Indeed, the development experienced by the sector is part of the industrial development of the Kingdom, he said, in response to a question asked during the weekly session of oral questions in the House of Councillors.

Abdeljalil thus welcomed the dynamics experienced by the areas of Tangier-Med and Kenitra in terms of foreign investment, noting that this momentum reflects the significant progress made by the Kingdom in the logistics services sector, particularly at the port level. , railways and highways.

In this sense, the Minister indicated that his department is applying a strategy which revolves around five axes, namely “the integrated network of logistics zones”, “the optimization and massification of goods”, “the emergence of high-performance players”, “skills development” and “improvement of governance”.

The latest evaluation of the deployment of this strategy, he said, shows an increase in the areas relating to “the emergence of high-performance players”, “skills development”, and a regression in the ” integrated network of logistics zones” and “optimization and massification of goods”.

Work to accelerate the establishment of logistics zones is underway, assured Mr. Abdeljalil, specifying that his department is proceeding according to a clear action plan for the national network, which includes several regional plans drawn up and implemented with the involvement of the regions.

The first stage of its kind, he added, has been launched in Agadir, adding that other projects in the regions of Kenitra, Midelt and Fez will be launched as soon as the land acquisition is completed, in addition to projects in Casablanca and Marrakech in particular.

Regarding investment in equipment, warehouses and logistics services, the Minister explained that it is mainly based on the private sector, emphasizing in this sense the importance of governance in this vital sector. to strengthen the public-private partnership.

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