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Pollutec Maroc is an international trade fair for environmental equipment, technologies and services, which takes place once a year in Casablanca. It is the largest exhibition for environment and energy in Morocco. Morocco, a country that already enjoys a leading position with regard to sustainable development in Africa, has set itself the goal to improve its position in the fields of water, renewable energy and energy efficiency in the coming years. The focus of the government is layd in the waste water treatment, the recycling and the use of environmentally friendly technologies in wind and solar energy, drinking water supply and water treatment. Therefore the most modern technological equipment is needed and will be offered at Pollutec Maroc. The fair offers the full product range in the fields of environmental protection, environmental treatment and environmental technologies ranging from the equipment and technology to environmental services with the aim of promoting sustainable development. Focus of the exhibition are the themes of waste, recycling, water analysis, measurement, control, air, energy, sites, soils, biodiversity and risks. Pollutec Maroc will be accompanied by an extensive program of technical workshops and conferences, providing quality content on current issues in relation to the needs and concerns of Morocco and the African continent.
The Pollutec Maroc will take place on 4 days from Wednesday, 25. October to Saturday, 28. October 2017 in Casablanca.
More info http://www.pollutec-maroc.com/en#
The economy is in a sweet spot thanks to an improved agricultural sector, which benefitted from better weather conditions, and led to a boost in food supply and rising demand for phosphate fertilizers. Tourism also made a marked contribution to Q2’s growth as the country has relatively good security conditions in the region. On the downside however, activity in the construction sector remained in the doldrums. In Q2, GDP expanded 4.8% annually, up from 3.8% in Q1. The government presented the economic assumptions for the 2018 budget on 16 August, which include a deficit of 3.5% of GDP, above the 3.8% projected for this year. The government also warned that the all-important agricultural sector could subdue economic growth in 2018 due to an expected poor cereal production.
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source: Focus Economics
Small and medium enterprises, which are the key element to the development of the economy of a country like Morocco, are involved in varied activities related to trade, agriculture, crafts, tourism… It is clear that they require funds to start their activity first and then work on improving it. However, SMEs face some difficulties related to financial needs due to the quantitative and qualitative rationing imposed by the traditional financial system against them. Therefore, SMEs look for financial means that meet their specific liquidity needs, such as participatory banking which could be a credible alternative to classical financing of SME.Therefore, this article is dedicated to the presentation of different theoretical reflections and the results of the first exploratory study based on the interviews with business account managers in several Moroccan banks about the issue of the specificity of SMEs and their financing by conventional banks.
Source: Ibima Publishing
Interesting reading on Morocco’s Energy sector.
Project: Middle East North Africa Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT)
Boris Schinke (Germanwatch) and Jens Klawitter (Germanwatch)
Rabat – Moroccan Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch inaugurated and supervised the developments of the realization of agricultural projects, with a total budget of MAD 1.8 billion, in Tinghir on Monday.
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Rabat – The Casablanca-Settat region will soon have its seawater treatment plant, according to Charafate Afailal, Secretary of State for Water. The feasibility study and the institutional set-up of the project are currently being finalized.
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