Morocco builds seafood processing park to boost output
The government of Morocco has big dreams for its seafood processing sector, building a MAD 6.6 billion (USD 660.1 million, EUR 617 million) industrial complex designed for processing companies to move into.
According to local media, the government is sponsoring the Haliopolis industrial park at Drarga on the outskirts of Agadir. The park is designed specifically for seafood processing, the first project in the country of its kind.
Already, the park has allocated plots to 130 companies, which its proponents say is a sign that the concept will be well-received. The government is building the park as part of a long-term plan to boost the country’s seafood processing capacity from 1 million metric tons (MT) recorded in 2007 to 1.7 million MT by 2020.