Govt. Continuously Works for Implementation of Programs in Jerada City
The government is very concerned by the issue of the city of Jerada, like the other regions of the Kingdom, and continuously works for the implementation of ongoing projects, as part of a direct and careful follow-up, said, Thursday in Rabat, minister delegate for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, government spokesperson, Mustapha El Khalfi.
He added at a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting that the head of government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, is following this issue on an ongoing basis with the various government sectors concerned, noting that the minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development had presented data showing the efforts made in this regard before the incident in the city.
The minister noted that the coal mines in Jerada have been closed for more than 15 years and that permits have been issued as part of the development of mining resources in the region, adding that a project to develop a geological map of the area has also been initiated.
A mission had traveled to this region before the incident, in collaboration with local authorities in order to explore ways to enhance the potential of the region, he underlined.
The import of coal was also ensured so that existing production stations could continue to operate, he stressed, noting that employment opportunities in the region are closely linked to these stations.