The project with a total cost of 48 million DH covers an area of 3.4 ha. It is intended for the manufacture and assembly of cables and electrical cabinets. The minister visited the site with the wali of the Fes-Meknes region, governor of the prefecture of Fez, Saïd Zniber, the president of the Fes-Meknes region, Mohand Laenser and the president of the commune of Fez, Idriss Al Azami Idrissi.
The increase in Alstom’s production capacity will allow the creation of new jobs, while offering local skills the opportunity to assert themselves and to contribute to the development of the region, said Mr. Elalamy on this occasion. This industrial project currently employs nearly 400 people. It plans to create 350 other direct jobs by 2023, Alstom reports.
The president of Alstom transport Maroc, Noureddine Rhalmi stressed that the new site in Fez is “proof of Alstom’s industrial expansion in Morocco.” He also specified that its “contemporary design, projected towards the future, will allow the city to be part of a new positive memory, for a future that we already know is promising”.
Alstom has been present in Morocco for a century. He has contributed to more than 20 rail projects around the world. The projects carried out include the delivery of Citadis trams to Rabat and Casablanca, 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains for the high-speed line that will link Tangier to Casablanca and 50 Prima locomotives. In the future, Alstom is committed to “increasing the pool of local talent and to engaging more as well as supporting the socio-economic development of the region,” states La Map.