Morocco aims to manufacture 1st plane by 2030: minister

  • World
  • Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

RABAT, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Morocco is committed to manufacturing its first entirely home-made plane by 2030, the Morocco World News reported Wednesday.

Minister of Industry and Trade Ryad Mezzour revealed the plan in a live interview with the "Al-Sharq Bloomberg" channel on Tuesday, saying the initiative marks "a significant stage in the industrial history of the country."

Describing the aeronautical Morocco's industry sector as "fairly acceptable," Mezzour said Morocco has solid expertise in the aeronautics sector, and highlighted the country's ability to produce aircraft parts.

"Achieving this objective would position Morocco as a key player in the industrial field, capable of producing a varied range of complex products," said Mezzour in the interview.

The aeronautics industry is regarded as one of the major powerhouses for Morocco's future industry development. Aerospace value-added trade is one of Morocco's fastest-growing sectors.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, the aeronautical ecosystem in Morocco currently accounts for about 142 companies with a turnover of around 2 billion U.S. dollars in exports.

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