Internet: A program to cover 1800 rural areas

Internet: A program to cover 1800 rural areas
Internet: A program to cover 1800 rural areas

In the House of Representatives, the Minister responsible for Digital Transition and Administration Reform, Ghita Mezzour, unveiled a new internet coverage program for 1,800 rural areas to come, marking the launch of the second phase of the National Plan for the development of high and very high speed.

In response to a question from the Group of Progress and Socialism on the assessment of digitalization in the new development model, Mezzour highlighted the continued implementation of the first phase of the plan, aiming to cover 10,740 rural areas previously in internet coverage deficit.

She also mentioned the significant progress in the digital transition, noting that the national strategy for digital development by 2030 had been presented to the Government Council and the National Commission for Digital Development with a view to its launch.

Regarding ongoing initiatives, Ms. Mezzour informed that the ministry is currently working on a unified digital platform, highlighting the existence of more than 600 public digital platforms and Morocco’s position as having “one of the best digital infrastructures in terms of telecommunications on a continental scale.

She also detailed the ministry’s efforts to support administrations in the adoption of new methodologies and the improvement of digital services, as well as the establishment of proximity centers facilitating access to digital services for citizens.

Citing the example of “Rokhas” to illustrate the effectiveness of digital platforms, Ms. Mezzour revealed that this platform delivers 10,000 authorizations daily electronically, highlighting its role in transparent management of urban and economic authorization requests to nationally.

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