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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Agro-industrial zones: An action plan for Drâa-Tafilalet:
Apple, perfume rose, olive, saffron, almond, etc. The region Drâa-Tafilalet is full of agricultural potential. Its operation, however, meets traditional modes of operation. In this sense the Regional Investment Center Draa-Tafilalet is working on the implementation of industrial zones dedicated to the agro-industrial sector in the region. The objective is to improve agricultural productivity and deploy modern operating methods...

OCP Foundation on the front line against the pandemic:
2020 was an exceptional year for the OCP Foundation. The latter has just published its 2020 activity report in which it outlines the measures taken to join the collective effort to fight against the effects of the health crisis. "2020 opened on an unprecedented context of a global pandemic, reinforcing the urgency of the fight against social inequalities. Indeed, the health, social and economic crisis resulting from Covid-19 has shaken populations around the world and, especially the most fragile," the document states from the outset, explaining that "this Covid-19 crisis has in no way altered the commitment of the OCP Foundation..."


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Government program: Aziz Akhannouch commits to strengthening the foundations of the social state:
A unified project for social and economic transformation. This is how the Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch described, Monday before the two Houses of Parliament, the government program. Inspired by the constitutional foundations and the High Royal Instructions, this project is based on the values of social cohesion, equal opportunities, efficiency and transparency, said Mr. Akhannouch in his first big speech before the deputies...

The House of Representatives and the House of Councillors complete the establishment of their bodies:
All the structures of the two parliamentary institutions have been renewed. Thus, the Standing Committees, the offices of the two chambers as well as the presidency of the groups and parliamentary groups have been installed and their members designated...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Food industry. Slow recovery in restaurants:
Under the strong pressure of professionals and the significant decrease in contamination to Covid-19, the government has recently reviewed its copy by proceeding to lighten the barrier measures imposed by the health crisis. Thus, since October 1st, night travel at the national level is authorized until 11 pm, a gain of 2 hours. If the movement of people between prefectures and provinces are still conditioned by an administrative authorization of movement issued under the state of health emergency...

Orange Money Morocco. The money transfer offer enriched:
In order to provide a more concrete service, designed to facilitate the daily life of its customers, Orange Money Morocco has entered into a partnership with the American fi ntech company Remitly, which allows its customers to receive money from their relatives established abroad, in all simplicity and security, directly into their Orange Money accounts...


LIBÉRATION
Small provisions and big differences. The new Pact on Migration and Asylum is far from being unanimous:
What is the state of implementation of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum 13 months after its presentation? "It is progressing, but in small steps," according to a recent note from the European Commission on the state of play of the implementation of the Pact. Indeed, negotiations on this text remain complicated, given the sometimes profound disagreements between MEPs and member states on the very foundations of migration policies...

A striking contrast between the immense development of the Moroccan Sahara provinces and the overwhelming tragedy of the sequestered populations of Tindouf:
Within the various decision-making bodies of the United Nations (UN), positive testimonies about the constructive and benevolent cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco with the Minurso are multiplying, added to the favorable observations expressed by many Moroccan and foreign academic researchers and eminent political scientists and experts in international relations and world geostrategy...