An agreement was signed in Oujda for the construction of an automotive cables factory which should create 3,500 direct jobs for an investment of 394 million dirhams. This project, the first of its kind for the Oriental region in the automotive sector, is led by the multinational equipment manufacturer Aptiv, based in Ireland.
The agreement was signed by the Wali of the Oriental region, governor of the prefecture of Oujda-Angad, Mouad El Jamai, the president of the Council of the Oriental region, Abdenbi Bioui, the director general of the Center regional investment agency of the Oriental, Mohamed Sabri, the chairman of the management board of MedZ, Omar El Yazghi and the representative of Aptiv.
The plant will be built in the Oujda Technopole industrial acceleration free zone on an area of 8 hectares and the start of work should start in January 2022 for entry into service in June.
Speaking at the signing, El Jamai highlighted the importance of this project for the city of Oujda and the entire region, whether in view of the industrial sector concerned or the scale of the investment in terms of job creation. This project is likely to encourage other national and international investors to settle in the region, he noted, also emphasizing the future port of Nador West Med.
For his part, Bioui praised the action of all the stakeholders who made it possible to make this project a reality, noting that the installation of a large international group in Oujda constitutes a major event in the process of investment development and creation of jobs in the Oriental.
In order to meet the recruitment needs of this project, a recruitment program will be launched shortly in collaboration with the Mohammed Premier University of Oujda, the Office for Vocational Training and Work Promotion (OFPPT) and the Agency of National Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC) in the Oriental region.