Casablanca is looking at a complete transformation with the project of Victoria City, which is almost complete as we are months away from its completion. Casablanca is without a doubt one of the most important cities of Morocco. It is not only of great importance to Morocco,but it is also one of the most important cities in Africa.
Importance of Casablanca
It goes without saying that the success of the city of Casablanca will be the success of Morocco itself. As mentioned earlier Casablanca is of great importance to both Morocco and Africa. It is Morocco’s chief port and is a central hub for many businesses.
It is one of the two largest cities of Morocco,but it is Casablanca that is referred to as the state’s economic capital. Majority of the country’s industrial facilities are based here in Casablanca. Most of the international companies based in Morocco are based here in Casablanca.
Looking at these facts, one can easily understand as to why Casablanca’s success is Morocco’s success.
It is only justifiable in the above paragraph as to why Casablanca is the ideal place for a project like the Victoria City to take place.
This project began in 2014 and is planned to be completed this year in June and is fronted by Saudi businessman Mazen Al Sawwaf along with the help of the government of Morocco and Urban Agency of Casablanca. Victoria City is an advanced and a modern city that has been open for businesses since 2016.
Victoria City would be a place where people from different socio-cultural backgrounds would be living together, shopping from the same places, going to the same schools, being business partners and many other opportunities, which will enhance socio-cultural diversity in the most positive way.
Along with being a city that is home to diversity, it will also be a great deal to invest in since it will have many different shopping centers and other commercial centers.
It is without a doubt a great place to invest.
How could Victoria Citybe Morocco’s Greatest Economic Opportunity?
Morocco needs a socio-cultural society that is diverse but still in harmony. It needs a place where all the leading brands of the world could open their outlets for the people. Even if international investors come to Morocco to invest and start their projects, they still need a place to live that is safe and in harmony.
Victoria City is the answer to all of this. It will not only attract people to come and live there,but it will attract investors from all around the world with its ultra-modernity, unique design,and secure environment.
It is a perfect opportunity for real estate investors to invest too but more importantly, this project is transforming Morocco’s largest and important city from a grey to a more colorful and alive city.
Looking at the cultural and economic aspect of Victoria City, it is obvious that Victoria City would attract many investors and people who wish to live there.
It would benefit Casablanca which is already considered the economic hub of Morocco and with this addition, it will become the economic hub and will benefit Morocco’s economy as the country could be looking at multinational corporations and companies who would invest here.
Fourteen people have been arrested in a Spanish and Moroccan joint operation targeting suspected recruiters for the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) group.
One arrest was made close to Madrid, the others in various Moroccan cities.
Those arrested are suspected of involvement in a network to send fighters to areas of Syria and Iraq under ISIS control.
On August 21, a Moroccan who had lived in Spain was arrested following a foiled attack on a high-speed French train.
Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, originally from Tetouan in northern Morocco, arrived in Spain in 2007 and lived there for seven years, in Madrid and Algeciras, before moving to France.
He is suspected of having had contact with radical Islamists and had been put on a list marked as “potentially dangerous” by Spanish authorities. They flagged this up to French counterparts in February 2014.
Spanish counter-terrorism sources quoted on August 24 by the Spanish Cadena Ser radio network said that some 800 people with a radical Islamist profile were in Europe and ready to strike, having returned from Syria and Iraq.
The latest Spanish arrest took place in San Martin de la Vega, close to Madrid, and the others were in the Moroccan cities of Fez, Casablanca, Nador, al-Hoceima and Driouech.
The Spanish interior ministry said the operation was ongoing, without giving specific details.
In June, Spain raised the terrorism threat level from three to four out of a possible five, increasing the number of armed police at sensitive sites across the country.
Level four means the intelligence services believe there is a high risk of a terror attack happening.
Both Spain and Morocco have arrested dozens of suspected radical Islamists in recent years.
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals will not take place in Morocco because of the country’s fears over the Ebola outbreak elsewhere on the continent, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed.
The CAF expelled Morocco, which would have qualified as hosts, from the finals.
The confederation did not announce a new venue for the tournament, due to take place from January 17 to February 8.
New reports claim that three nations have expressed an interest and the new host will be confirmed on November 12.
Morocco had been given until November 8 to make a final decision on whether or not it would host the tournament.
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals will not take place in Morocco because of the country’s fears over the Ebola outbreak
The country had asked to postpone the competition until 2016.
Egypt has stated it will not host the tournament for “economic and political reasons”.
Qualification matches for the tournament will continue as planned on November 14 and 15 to decide which 15 teams will join the new host country for the finals.
Up to November 4, at least 4,960 people had been reported as having died from Ebola, mainly in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Morocco had expressed fears an influx of foreign fans could help spread the epidemic.
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