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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Thursday, November 7, 2019

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
The operation punctuated by two arrests: Seizure in Fez of 13.2 tons of chira:
Elements of the prefectoral service of the Fez Judicial Police seized, on Tuesday, on the basis of precise information provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance, a large quantity of drugs, i.e. 13.2 tons of chira, and arrested two individuals for their alleged links with a criminal network involved in international drug trafficking and psychotropic drugs...

Mohamed Benchaâboun's imminent projects:
Particular importance is given to stimulating private investment by facilitating access to finance for very small and medium-sized enterprises and young project leaders. A lever of MAD 6 billion is instituted as part of the 2020 Finance Bill through the establishment of the "Support Fund for the Financing of Entrepreneurship"...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
2020 Finance Bill: The tax claims of CGEM would cost the State MAD 8 billion:
Mohamed Benchaâboun is engaged in a series of media outings to clarify the provisions of the 2020 Draft Budget. For him, there is much more important than taxation in the act of investing. However, the business world clings to its demands. Those of CGEM would cost the State MAD 8 billion, "which is not sustainable", in the opinion of the Kingdom's fiscal responsable...

Ecomondo 2019 : Three Moroccan companies and two Moroccan cities in business meetings:
Morocco took part on November 6 in the official business meetings scheduled by Ecomondo 2019. The participants in these business meetings are the Tangier region, the municipality of Tata and 3 industrial companies. These are Lazrak Contractors, Cogepra, and Logipro. The aim is to explore partnership and investment opportunities in the latest solutions and innovations related to the green and circular economy...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
Improvement of the business climate. The method of Laftit:
"The directors of the new Regional Investment Centres (RICs) will be appointed today, and the new centres will be operational starting from Monday," said Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit at the CGEM meeting on the provisions of the 2020 Finance Bill (PLF). Mohamed Benchaâboun, Minister of Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform, is used to this oral presentation to the employers...

Traffic accidents. The 1984 Dahir to be reviewed:
35 years after the promulgation of the 1984 Dahir on compensation for road accident victims and their dependants, lawyers take stock. In 2018, there were 3,485 fatalities, including 893 pedestrians (26% of all fatalities) and 1,175 users of two and three wheelers (34% of all fatalities). Figures from the Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Logistics and Water do show that this objective has not been achieved...


LIBERATION
The Speaker of the House of Representatives receives a high-level Icelandic delegation:
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, received in Rabat on Monday a high-level Icelandic delegation composed of diplomatic, judicial and human rights figures. At the meeting, which was attended by Iceland's Ambassador to Rabat, Kristjan Andri Stefansson, and the Chair of the Moroccan-Island Parliamentary Friendship Group in the House of Representatives, Khadija Chami, Habib El Malki recalled that Morocco and Iceland share the same universal values, and that they are keen to consolidate their democracy and institutions, open to the world and have wise and balanced diplomatic policies...

The role of land and its impact on rural development: Surveyors and topographers discuss the value of rural land:
The issue of rural land and its impact on the development of the rural world was the focus of the eighth edition of the National Day of the Surveyor and Topographer Engineer held recently at the Berkane Agropole, organized by the National Order of Surveyor and Topographer Engineers (ONIGT). Under the banner Valuing Land for Agriculture and Rural Development, this important meeting was a real opportunity for topographers to debate crucial issues related to the essential issues that challenge the centrality of land in national public policies...