Laftit chairs expanded meeting on Casablanca’s preparations for 2030 World Cup


Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit chaired, on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Wilaya of the Casablanca-Settat region, an extended meeting devoted to examining the progress of the city’s preparations for the organization of the 2030 Football World Cup.

This meeting, which was attended by the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa and the Wali of the Casablanca-Settat region, governor of the Casablanca prefecture, Mohamed Mhidia, brought together the various stakeholders involved in these preparations.

In this context, an update was made in particular on the development and infrastructure projects intended to enable the city of Casablanca to be at the rendezvous of this global football event, in accordance with FIFA requirements, with an emphasis on sports infrastructure: stadiums, training sites, transport and mobility, accommodation, connectivity and sustainable development.

The integrated management system for projects planned as part of the preparations was also presented, in order to strengthen the monitoring, supervision and execution of projects.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Laftit stressed the need to mobilize all stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of projects in order to be ready within the allotted time. To do this, he advocated rigorous monitoring of the progress of projects at all levels.

The Minister of the Interior also called on the various stakeholders to unite and coordinate their efforts and to fully adhere to the implementation of this project in accordance with the high royal guidelines.

The meeting was also an opportunity to highlight the particularity of the city of Casablanca, given that it will host two important sites, namely the Grand Stade in Benslimane and the Mohammed V Sports Complex, in addition to the International Broadcast Center (IBC), which will broadcast the match transmission signal.

In a statement to the press following this meeting, Mr. Lekjaa stressed that “this meeting is part of a series of meetings including all stakeholders and intended to closely monitor the implementation of projects, according to a precise agenda that commits us all, in anticipation of several events organized in Morocco from next year.”

Noting that several development projects are underway in all areas, Mr. Lekjaa affirmed that “Moroccans, as they have always done, will be mobilized behind HM the King to give the true image of our country.”

Referring to the Grand Stadium that will be built in Benslimane with a capacity of 115,000 seats, he explained that “this stadium will be exceptional in all respects and will constitute the largest and best football monument in the world, contributing to the influence of the Kingdom’s civilizational heritage.”

This meeting in Casablanca comes two months after an expanded meeting was held in Rabat as part of the intense preparations for hosting the 2030 World Cup alongside Spain and Portugal. A similar meeting was also held on Tuesday in Fez.

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