DiasporaMorocco-Spain: a high-level meeting on the Transit 2023 operation

Morocco-Spain: a high-level meeting on the Transit 2023 operation


Discussions focused on the operational arrangements put in place by both parties to ensure the best conditions for the Transit 2023 operation, particularly in terms of fluidity, security and safety, assistance and proximity measures, communication actions, as well as prevention measures and health vigilance.

Thus, the national plan is consistent with all sectoral interventions and includes a large-scale social assistance system implemented by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity Abroad and in Morocco, with more than 1,400 social workers, doctors, nurses, temporary workers and ambulance drivers distributed among rest areas and border crossing points.

It also includes a coherent fleet plan, integrating 32 ships and 9 maritime operators, serving 12 maritime lines with a daily capacity of more than 45,529 passengers and 12. The plan also includes a coherent fleet plan integrating 32 ships and 9 maritime operators, serving 12 shipping lines with a daily capacity of more than 45,529 passengers and 12,357 vehicles on the Tangier Med-Algeciras line, an evolution of 8%, and an investment of more than 300 million dirhams for the upgrading of port infrastructure in Tangier Med, Nador, Al-Hoceima and Tangier city, as well as for comfort and facilitation measures for passengers (relaxation islands, shaded areas, walkways, signage and signalling, dredging of berths for ferry).

The plan also includes medical and health care along the roads (3,578 kilometers) and rest areas, mobilizing doctors, nurses, ambulances, temporary rescue centers and medical units.

The plan also emphasizes the mobilization of local authorities, including the establishment of ad hoc cells in the Provinces and Prefectures, strengthening the workforce of security services mobilized and mobilization of consular representations of Morocco in Spain with daily duty assured, including weekends and holidays.

To this end, important measures have been taken in maritime and road transport, including campaigns of technical verification of vessels and the mobilization of inspectors of land transport.

To accompany this operation, a multimedia communication strategy for Moroccan nationals living abroad has been developed, in particular for the dissemination of practical information, through the Marhaba website set up by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity.

In addition, the two parties agreed to strengthen coordination between the focal points for a good flow of information and to anticipate on certain aspects related to the management of peak days, the interchangeability of tickets and the fight against speculation in the prices of sea crossings.

During this meeting, which took place in the presence of the Moroccan ambassador to Spain, Ms. Karima Benyaich, both parties also welcomed the central role of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in the overall reception and assistance.

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