Soon a giant aquarium in Casablanca

The creation of an aquarium in the Marina of Casablanca is one of the projects included in the Municipal Action Plan (2023-2028) of the City Council. With an estimated total cost of 400 million dirhams, this project born of a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the National Institute for Fisheries Research should get off the ground in 2028. The Casablanca-Settat Region Council will contribute up to 50% and the Caisse de depot et de fund will contribute gestion (CDG) 37% and city council 13%. After presenting and approving the project during the extraordinary session of its council to be held at the end of March, the municipality will launch invitations for bids related to the completion of technical, architectural and administrative studies, Le360 reports.

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The future Casablanca Marine Park is expected to receive around 500,000 visitors annually. It should host many scientific and cultural activities and events, and provide a new space for entertainment for the residents of Casablanca. In addition to raising public awareness of environmental issues and preserving marine biodiversity, the Aquarium will allow visitors, especially the young ones, to discover many aquatic animals and plants preserved in its various basins and spaces, as well as gain new knowledge.

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