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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Friday, July 19, 2019

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
AMO-CNSS: The reimbursement rate will increase to 80% in January 2020:
The Board of Directors of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) was held on Wednesday, July 17, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Employment and Professional Integration, Mohamed Yatim. The activity reports of the CNSS general scheme and compulsory health insurance (AMO) for 2018 were examined, as well as several studies on the impact of the revaluation of family allowances, the scenarios of the pension reform and the impact of the revaluation of the pension...

RATP Dev Casablanca explains itself:
From July 20 to August 4, 2019, users of part of the T2 tramway line will have to be patient. And for good reason, part of the T2 line of the tramway will be closed due to the construction work on a hopper at the Ghandi crossroads. To this end, RATP Dev Casablanca apologised to its customers for the inconvenience caused during this construction period and explained itself at a press conference held on July 18, 2019 in Casablanca...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
After Mfadel and Al Akaria, the CGI for the residential area:
After the Mfadel group and Al Akaria Développement, it is CGI's turn to position itself on the residential market of the Zenata Eco-City. The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et de gestion (CDG) will have to unveil its first projects by early 2020. In the meantime, the marketing of the first projects in the residential area has been launched...

Sustainable development of oases: The World Bank, FAO and ANDZOA are consulting in Marrakech:
The World Bank, the National Agency for the Development of Oasis Areas and FAO are organizing a two-day national workshop, which ends today in Marrakech, to support the recognition, safeguarding and sustainable development of oases. "This meeting, which will bring together various actors involved in the development of oasis areas, will focus its reflection on the situation of oases in Morocco whose vulnerability is well established," says a statement from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
Resignations from the CGEM. Mezouar explains himself:
Contrary to what is reported in the press about the resignations, last Tuesday and Wednesday, of Faïçal Mekouar and Fadel Agoumi, respectively, General Vice-President and Deputy Director of CGEM, "there was nothing dramatic going on. Everything is simple, even banal. It is in these terms that the president of the CGEM, Salaheddine Mezouar, in any case, summarized the current deleterious situation within the employers' organization, before the press he convened in the afternoon of Thursday, July 18 at the headquarters of the CGEM...

Framework law on education. The key amendments:
Several amendments were introduced into the draft framework law on the education and training system by the parliamentary groups of the House of Representatives, which agreed on a consensual version (except for the question of the language of instruction in scientific and technical subjects). From the outset, in the preamble of the text, MEPs made a point of referring to the constitutional provisions and universal human rights principles ratified by Morocco...


L'ECONOMISTE
Crisis at CGEM: Mezouar: "I'm staying!" :
Resignations are increasing in the Employers' Confederation. After Ahmed Rahhou (Vice-President in charge of Competitiveness and the Business Environment), Hammad Kassal (President of the Financing & Payment Delays Commission) who opened the ball, it is now Faïçal Mekouar, General Vice-President and right-hand man of the bosses' boss, who will throw in the towel. Another, and not the least, defection is that of a CGEM employee. Indeed, Fadel Agoumi, the deputy general manager, also just slammed the door last Tuesday...

AMO: The refund increases to 80%:
Strategic decisions regarding medical coverage for private sector employees have just been taken by the CNSS Board of Directors. The reimbursement rate for outpatient care and hospitalisation is increased to 80% and 100% for medical devices... The council also noted the increase in family allowances to 300 dirhams per child and the increase in the value of pensions...


LIBERATION
Casa sick of its means of transport:
"The M'dina Bus crisis is not only a matter for the delegated company, but also for the urban municipality of Casablanca and the Ministry of the Interior". This is what emerged from the press conference on public transport in the economic capital organised last Tuesday by the Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD), which warned of the lack of a long-term vision for the urban transport sector at a time when the contract linking the city to M'dina Bus will expire in three months...

Bills relating to soulaliyates adopted in committee in the House of Representatives:
The Committee on the Interior, Local Government, Housing and Urban Policy in the House of Representatives unanimously adopted three bills on Wednesday on Soulalyate communities. Adopted at a meeting attended by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb, the first draft law No. 62.17 concerns administrative supervision over soulaliyat communities and the management of their property...