After the manufacture of the satellite components, Morocco is moving towards the complete assembly of the planes. According to Industry and Trade Minister Ryad Mezzour, the Kingdom will be able to assemble planes. He has set himself a two-year deadline to achieve this goal.
During his presentation of the draft budget of his department to the Commission for Productive Sectors of the House of Representatives, the minister said that a Swiss company specializing in aeronautics has sealed an agreement with another company in order to complete the structures of PC-12 aircraft in Morocco.
The minister also recalled that Morocco now produces 41% of the parts necessary for the manufacture of planes. The minister also assured that the aeronautics sector will create more than 17,000 additional jobs by 2026. The sector currently employs some 11,000 people according to figures presented by Ryad Mezzour.
Mezzour continued that industrial sectors have started to recover from the repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis, with Moroccan factories in the automotive and textile sectors having started operating before European and Asian factories.
On the other hand, the minister affirmed that the rate of recovery of Moroccan exports in the automotive sector during 2021 until the end of last September was around 104% compared to the same period in 2019. Noting that 97.8% of jobs were restored out of the total positions occupied in 2020.