- Allocation of the first installment of financial aid (2,500 Dirhams per month, for one year) to affected families, starting from October 6th until the current October 16th;
- Opening of credits amounting to 2.5 billion Moroccan Dirhams for the immediate launch of urgent reconstruction projects in the fields of education, healthcare, infrastructure, housing, culture, tourism, agriculture, and religious endowments.
On Monday, October 2, 2023, Head of government Mr. Aziz Akhannouch presided over the fifth meeting of the Interministerial Commission responsible for the deployment of an emergency program for the rehabilitation and aid to reconstruct houses destroyed by the earthquake in Al Haouz.
In accordance with Royal Instructions, it was decided to begin the allocation of emergency aid, set at 2500 Dirhams per month for one year, to families, whose homes have partially or completely collapsed, starting from October 6th to October 16th.
Families affected by the earthquake, who have not received financial aid during the specified period, will have the opportunity to submit complaints to the relevant provincial commissions for review.
The commission also decided to initiate road improvement and expansion projects, focusing initially on the opening and widening of the road connecting Ouirgane to Tlat N’Yakoub and the road linking Tizi N’tasset and Tafoughalet. Additionally, assistance will be provided to farmers for the reconstitution of the national livestock, along with subsidies for barley and compounded feed in the affected areas.
Immediate action will also be taken to implement urgent reconstruction projects, including architectural and technical studies for the reconstruction and improvement of over 1000 schools, upgrading 42 local healthcare centers, shoring up historical sites, and strengthening and restoring mosques, Zaouias, and mausoleums.
To ensure the monitoring and funding of these projects in various sectors such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, housing, culture, tourism, agriculture, and religious endowments, credits amounting to 2.5 billion Dirhams will be made available through the Special Fund dedicated to managing the impacts of the earthquake (Fund 126), for immediate implementation.
During the meeting, commission members affirmed that the government, in line with Royal Instructions, is determined to implement the reconstruction and overall upgrading program for the earthquake-stricken regions of Al-Haouz. The government has already initiated the implementation of urgent projects.
The Head of government called on the relevant departments to continue their strong mobilization for the rapid and optimal implementation of the various components of the integrated program. This program will not only address the aftermath of the earthquake and reconstruction but also facilitate a qualitative leap in the economic, social, and cultural development of the affected regions' populations.