|Approval Date||16 Apr 2009|
|Signature Date||08 May 2009|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Nov 2016|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Dec 2016|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21050|
The 3rd airport project of Morocco is an important part of the investment programme of the National Airports Authority (ONDA) for the 2008-2012 period. This project mainly concerns the airports of Casablanca, Fez, Agadir, Marrakech and Rabat, which handle the bulk of air traffic to and from Morocco. Beyond the geographic area covered by these major development poles of the country, the project area covers the entire country, particularly as a result of a new air navigational system that will cover the entire Moroccan air space. Its cost constitutes 72% of the entire programme, and its implementation will cover a 5-year period (2009-2013). The project components concern: (i) extension and rehabilitation of terminal areas of airports concerned, including their installations, (ii) construction of infrastructure for these areas (lighting, aircraft parking areas, car parks, runway slip and access roads, etc.) and construction and installation works of the 2nd Regional Control Centre (RCC) in Agadir; (iii) supply and installation of various security and safety equipment and air navigation aid equipment in the various airports; and (iv) establishment of photovoltaic micro-power stations and an integrated wind farm to supply electricity in the various air terminals.
At the sectoral level, this project aims at improving the competitiveness of air transport through delivery of efficient and high quality services in accordance with international standards. Specifically, the objective of the project is to increase airport operational capacities by upgrading the infrastructures, extending the air navigation system, and reinforcing ground security installations.
The major beneficiaries of the project are: (i) the ONDA, a public establishment in charge of airport investments, as well as the management and operation of Moroccan airport infrastructure and facilities; (ii) airlines and users of airports, who will benefit from the significantly shorter timeframes due to the speed in the handling of traffic, as well as the comfort, safety and security conditions; (iii) commercial and service companies for which new opportunities will be provided within the airports; (iv) the tourism and handicraft sector; and (v) the local communities who will be the primary beneficiaries of the jobs created, notably women who are highly active in the handicraft sector, retail business, maintenance of public places, etc.
African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA)
|Last Update||04 Dec 2020|
|Name||MORE NDONG Pierre-Simon|
|31.6069 -8.0363||Airport Marrakech|
|30.9391 -6.90943||Airport Ouarzazate|
|35.7269 -5.91689||Tanger Aerodrome|