National Geology Plan Presented in Rabat
The Minister of Energy, Mining, and Environment, Aziz Rabbah, presented Wednesday in Rabat, the 2021-2030 National Geology Plan (NGP).
The development of the Plan comes within the framework of the High Royal Directives, encouraging the implementation of sectoral strategies converging towards a unified and transversal government policy.
Worth 257.7 million dirhams, it aims mainly to increase the attractiveness of mining in Morocco and to give the geological service of Morocco (SGM) a new dynamic capable of responding to the strategic issues of various sectors of the economy.
The plan is declined in four main strategic guidelines, namely matching the development of geo-scientific infrastructure and the capitalization of geoscientific information appropriate to the knowledge and decision support, the establishment of appropriate digital infrastructure and advanced analysis services, the implementation of geo-scientific applications offering elements of support for decision making and the preparation of multi-stakeholder action as well as upgrading the abilities of the SGM.
Speaking on this occasion, Rabbah said that the plan will enable the country to have a very advanced geological mapping system and to put in place transparent, accurate, and accessible geological maps to investors and institutions.
“It aims to promote geological heritage, research, and development as well as information not only for mining but for the infrastructure, industry, agriculture, and hydraulics fields,” he added.