Forsa II: Some 10,000 projects to be financed in 2023 | MoroccoLatestNews French

Following the positive results achieved during the first edition, the second edition of the Forsa program will aim to support and finance some 10,000 projects in 2023, government spokesman Mustapha Baitas said on Thursday.

Speaking at the weekly press briefing after the government council, government spokesman Mustapha Baitas said that Thursday’s presentation of the Forsa program’s 2022 report to the government council revealed impressive data demonstrating the success of this project.

In this sense, the Minister clarified that the number of candidates had reached 168,225, confirming once again that this program has aroused great interest among young people. He indicates in particular that the number of complete files received was 73,333, while the number of projects that were accompanied is approximately 40,645.

The spokesperson also said that 28,929 interviews were conducted and about 22,242 people were selected by the regional committees. In addition, nearly 14,888 beneficiaries have been trained using electronic “e-learning” training tools, he underlines, adding that 12,563 projects have been selected by the regional funding committees.

In terms of regional distribution, the Casablanca region leads the regions with nearly 16% of projects financed. The region of Rabat, for its part, benefited from the financing of 12% of the projects, the same for Fez-Meknes (12%), the region of Marrakech (13%), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (8%), Souss-Massa (10%), the Orientale region (7%), the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region (8%), the Draa-Tafilalet region (7%), the regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, Guelmim and Dakhla, all around 7%. The total number of funded projects is therefore 10,013 files, notes the spokesperson.

As for the sectors concerned, 31% were in services, 22% in the trade sector, 17% in the tourism and crafts sectors, 16% in the agriculture sector, in addition to other sectors such as than industry, innovation and technology 4% and the energy sector and logistics and the environment 2%.

At the evaluation level, about 80% of the projects were financed in urban areas and 20% in rural areas.

On the other hand, Baitas affirmed that the 2023 action plan aims to support and finance 10,000 projects with an overall budget allocated worth one billion and 26 million dirhams. Loans of honor, similar to the first edition, will amount to a maximum threshold of 100,000 dirhams and a subsidy of up to 10,000 dirhams.

The spokesperson stressed that there will be no difference in terms of standards or criteria, but a big difference in terms of governance, given that ” the first experience taught us many lessons, especially at regional and local levels. The outcome of this program was a great success“, specifying that the second edition will be launched from February.

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