24/10/2017 - HM the King Launches 'Souk Assalihine' Development Project in Salé
HM King Mohammed VI launched, Tuesday in Salé, the "Souk Assalihine" development project, a new example of the community-based policy advocated by HM the King since he ascended the throne of his glorious ancestors.
Worth 305 million dirhams, this socio-economic project mirrors the unwavering will of HM the King to meet citizens' expectations and needs and ensure decent and prosperous living conditions for them.
It seeks to promote the working conditions of shop owners, secure a more sedentary occupation for peddlers, eradicate run-down buildings, free streets and public areas and embellish the urban landscape.
The project, to be constructed over 23 hectares, is aimed at fostering solidarity-based economy, integrating informal trade in the economic fabric, ameliorating the quality and food safety of marketed products and developing the city's economic and commercial infrastructure.
It will consist of building a commercial complex (968 shops), a central market (391 shops), developing and marketing a land plot for housing, constructing community fields (4 mini football fields, 2 basketball fields and a skate park) and stands for selling flowers and birds, and developing parks and parking lots.
The construction of an underground parking lot is also provided for and will be carried out under a partnership between the commune of Salé and a private operator following a call for expression of interest.
The project will be implemented as part of a partnership mainly between the ministry of endowments and Islamic affairs and the council of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra. It will span 36 months and will for sure contribute to the promotion of socio-economic conditions of thousands of inhabitants.