Laftit chairs a meeting on the 2030 World Cup.

The Minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, chaired an intensive meeting yesterday, Wednesday, on the headquarters of the Casablanca-Settat location, dedicated to discussing the progress of Casablanca’s preparations for website hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

This meeting covered the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, the Governor of the Casablanca-Settat place, Mohamed El Mahdi, and diverse stakeholders concerned in those preparations.

In this context, the focus was on improvement initiatives and infrastructure aimed toward enabling Casablanca to meet the requirements for this global soccer occasion, in step with the FIFA requirements. Emphasis became placed on sports activities infrastructure which includes stadiums and education web sites, in addition to transportation, accommodation, and sustainable development.

Mechanisms for the integrated management of the planned projects were also presented as part of the preparations, aiming to enhance project tracking, monitoring, and implementation.

In his speech during the meeting, Laftit emphasized the necessity of mobilizing all stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of projects and initiatives to ensure they are ready within the specified timeframes. He highlighted the importance of closely monitoring the progress of projects at all levels.

On another note, the Minister of the Interior called on all stakeholders to unite their efforts and coordinate fully in the execution of this initiative according to the directives of King Mohammed VI. This meeting also provided an opportunity to highlight the unique significance of Casablanca, as it will host two major facilities: the Grand Stadium in Benslimane and the Mohammed V Sports Complex, in addition to the International Broadcast Center (IBC), which will transmit the signals for match broadcasts.

In a statement to the press on the sidelines of this meeting, Fouzi Lekjaa noted that “this meeting is part of a series of gatherings involving all stakeholders, aimed at closely monitoring the implementation of projects according to a specific agenda that binds us all, in preparation for several events organized in Morocco starting next year.” He highlighted that a number of developmental projects are currently underway in various fields and asserted that “Moroccans will remain, as they have always been, united behind His Majesty the King to present the true image of our country.”

Speaking about the Grand Stadium to be constructed in Benslimane, which will have a capacity of 115,000 spectators, Lekjaa explained that this stadium will be “exceptional by all standards, and will be the largest and finest football landmark globally, adding another dimension to the cultural radiance of the Kingdom.”

This meeting in Casablanca follows a similar meeting held in Rabat two months ago, as part of the intensive preparations to host the 2030 World Cup alongside Spain and Portugal. Another similar meeting was held the day before yesterday in the city of Fez.


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