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AfDB grants Morocco’s energy giant $965,000 for development

Ahmed Baroudi

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing a $965,000 grant to Morocco’s Super Energy Service Company to support the firm’s growth plans. Ahmed Baroudi, Directeur Général at Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE) The bank said the deal was sealed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The grant will provide Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE) with operational tools to develop a pipeline of bankable ...

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World Bank provides Morocco with $150m to improve urban transportation

Casablanca

The World Bank has approved funding of up to $150 million under the Morocco Urban Transport Programme that was launched in 2015. Casablanca, Morocco This funding “aims to improve the capacity of the authorities to provide quality public transportation and support investments in local urban transport infrastructure,” according to the World Bank. It said in a press release that “The ...

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Covid-19: Indonesia reports 489 new cases, Morocco 129

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Indonesia reported 489 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, May 17, 2020, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 17,514. King Mohammed VI of Morocco The country also reported 59 deaths from the COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus, bringing the toll to 1,148, Health Ministry official, Achmad Yurianto, told an online news conference. The Southeast Asian country ...

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Images: Amina Mohammed visits Morocco

Hakima El Haite

Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Amina J. Mohammed, recently embarked on a working Visit to Morocco on the invitation of Moroccan government. The visit, it was gathered, is geared towards fostering mutual relationship between the Nigeria and Government of Morocco in the area of the environment and sustainable development, in preparation for COP22, which will hold in November in Marrakesh. The visit ...

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Sokoto, Morocco to collaborate on solar, agriculture

Solar Panels on rooftop of Bamdzeng village Health Center-photo Arison TAMFU (1)

The Sokoto State Government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Kingdom of Morocco in the development of solar energy and fertiliser management for the benefit of the people of the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who met with the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mosidfa Bouh, in Abuja said that Morocco had distinguished itself in some critical sectors, which ...

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When strange clouds fell from sky in Morocco

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It could be a scene from a fantasy film. A video has shown huge unexplained foam-like clouds on the ground at Doukkala, Morocco, sending conspiracy theorists into overdrive. The strange clouds cover large areas of the landscape and the man filming wanders around in awe, occasionally touching the substance. Some of the blobs are huge while others are just small ...

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King of Morocco approves COP22 Steering Committee

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has approved the appointment of the COP22 steering committee members, chaired by Salaheddine Mezouar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said on Thursday. “On Thursday February 11, 2016, HM King Mohammed VI appointed Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar as the chair of the COP22 Steering Committee. The Sovereign also approved the appointment of the 11 ...

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Morocco launches initial phase of world’s largest solar plant

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Thursday in the south-central town of Ouarzazate officially launched the first phase of the solar plant “Noor I”, believed to be the largest Concentrated Solar Power(CSP) plant in the world. This phase will be the first of three for the plant, which began construction in 2013, and by 2018 is predicted to supply 1.1 ...

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Fresh World Bank funding for water in Africa, India

Laura Tuck

The World Bank Group has announced a significant boost in funding for water programmes Kenya, the Niger River Basin, Morocco and India to help tackle inherent challenges. The move came as World Bank Group Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck, warned that, in just 35 years, 40 percent of the global population will be living in water scarce countries. That’s compared ...

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Morocco builds world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

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It may be famous for its meandering medinas and the scenic Atlas Mountains, but Morocco might soon make its name as a solar superpower. The north-western African nation is building the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant, which will supply electricity to 1.1 million Moroccans by 2018, according to the World Bank. The plant is being constructed in a 30 ...

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