03/02/2014 (press release: media1press)
As part of his ongoing official visit to Côte D’Ivoire, HM King Mohammed VI, on Friday, fostered the spiritual and religious realm, infusing tolerance and peace in his discourse. As further commitment to the country, H.M. the King initiated two infrastructures projects for the benefits of the population of the Abidjan metropolitan area.
As Commander of the Faithful, the King performed the Friday prayers at the Great Rivera mosque in Abidjan in the presence of several members of the Ivoirian government.
Following this prayers, the sovereign donated to the authorities in charge of the management of religious affairs, ten thousand copies of the holy Koran, issued by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Holy Koran Publishing in order to distribute them in Côte d’Ivoire’s mosques.
This is the first batch of holy Koran copies offered as part of the implementation of the royal instructions, to the said Foundation, on meeting the needs of western African countries for Koran copies according to the Warsh version from Nafi, chosen by the Kingdom and these countries.
In addition to his religious and spiritual activities, HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Ivorian prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan launched in the Locodjro town (Attécoubé commune, northern Abidjan), the building works of a fishing village.
The project will spur the sector of small-scale fishing through improving the product’s quality, and promoting the living conditions of fishermen, wholesale fish merchants, and fish dryers and smokers. It will also create new jobs, increase beneficiaries’ income and ameliorate hygienic conditions in order to achieve sustainable and integrated human development.
This structuring project, a socio-economic development hub, will consist of building a fish covered market, an ice factory, a cold room, an area for smoking fish and another for storing and maintenance, a multi-purpose room, a dispensary, a daycare, and a loading area.
This project is in line with the speech by HM the King in the opening of the Ivorian-Moroccan economic forum (Feb. 24-25, Abidjan) and in which the sovereign said “there are also projects which, although smaller in scale, are particularly important because they have a direct bearing on the citizens and aim to improve their daily lives. This is the case of the fishing village we are launching here in Côte d’Ivoire.”
HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan also chaired in Abidjan, the ceremony of naming a motorway after the sovereign.
On this occasion, the two leaders unveiled the commemorative plaque of the Abobo-Anyama motorway which is now bearing the name of HM King Mohammed VI.
Named “Mohammed VI Motorway”, this road stretches over 4.6 kilometers and is used, on a daily basis, by 500,000 people. It links towns populated by over two million inhabitants.
The “Mohammed VI Motorway”, which will be restored by June 2014, will improve the living and transportation conditions in the communes of Abobo and Anyama, make the traffic flow more fluid on this section by increasing speed from 30 to 60 km/h and reduce vehicle exploitation cost.