Despite government efforts: Shanty towns remain problem for some 4 million Moroccans
Though 90,000 dwellings are built every year, 125,000 households are still in need, said director general of Morocco's National Agency of shanty towns fighting (ANHI), Abdelaziz Filali.
Filali, told the Tangiers-based “Medi 1” radio station, that among these households, about 40,000 opt for shanty towns and irregular housing.
Casablanca, the main center of the problem, has 50% of Morocco’s shanty towns, he said. “We have 445 shanty towns in Casablanca and each one need specific intervention.”
As for solutions, the official said that in some shanty towns, restructuring can be carried out locally, while in others, it is needed use other methods, including completely moving inhabitants.
Filali added that the problem can not be solved immediately, though all parties are mobilized to try to ease the demand, especially in Casablanca.
Shanty towns remain a problem for about 4 million Moroccans and 40,000 unhealthy dwellings are created every year, the radio said. (menareport.com)