Three main pillars for improving the business environment until 2026

Rabat, – Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch confirmed on Monday that the executive branch is working on the development of a new road map to improve the business environment until 2026 with the coordination of all actors in the public and private sectors.

In response to the central question on “policy adopted for the promotion of investments” in the monthly session dedicated to general policy issues addressed to the head of government in the House of Representatives, Mr. Achannouch noted that this path has been “New generation reforms” for several years.

This involves simplification and digitization of administrative procedures, improvement of access to land, industrial zones and public orders, development of new financing instruments and promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship culture,” said the head of government.

Let us add that the new road map is based on three main pillars, which are primarily represented by strengthening the legal framework, improving the digitalization of the investor’s journey, and structural improvement of the business environment through the creation of coordination and monitoring. mechanisms.

Mr. Achannouch also noted support for the transformation of the national economy and strengthening its sovereignty by mobilizing innovative financing mechanisms and improving access to infrastructure and sustainable energy, in addition to creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.

In this regard, he emphasized that the government continues to support the work of the National Committee on Business Environment in coordination with various partners in the public and private sectors, enabling it to carry out its proposed missions. measures to improve the business environment, strengthen its legislative framework and assess its impact on entrepreneurship and economic structure.

To attract investors, Mr. Achannouch noted that the government is working to enable the new vision of Regional Investment Centers (CRI) to make them key players in promoting investment and supporting companies that can stimulate investment revival. at the regional level.

As part of this reform, the CRIs will be placed under the control of the Head of Government, who will delegate some of their prerogatives to the Ministry responsible for Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of public policies, while the Governor will provide coordination. and reviewing decisions made in the event of any investment or project rejection.

He reminded that within the framework of promoting domestic and foreign investments and revitalizing the economy, the government has approved the public procurement reform project as one of the main foundations of establishing the rule of law, healthy public finance and economy.

The purpose of this decree is to adopt a unified public procurement system that unites all public services, local self-government bodies and subordinate institutions, including public institutions regulated by public law and legal entities, in order to bring more clarity to economic subjects, Mr. Achannouch explained.

The aim is also to develop public procurement management through new mechanisms represented by the strengthening of national preferences for public procurement and opportunities for “competitive dialogue” in innovative or complex projects.

After discussing the content of the king’s speech at the opening of the current legislative session, Mr. Achannouch, who assessed the issue of investments as “a public policy that goes beyond the mandate of the government,” emphasized that Morocco is at the advanced stage of its development trajectory. , a trajectory in which the supreme care of the Sovereign constantly defines the guiding mechanisms and reference determinants, calling economic actors to intensify efforts and focus on achieving the best goals.

Mr. Akhannouch also mentioned the ongoing High Royal Instructions calling for investors to facilitate access to public services, “moving away from the traditional approach to processing investment requests, whose delay could lead to the rejection of a project idea.” ”, noted that the government is betting on improving the quality of public services as a lever to facilitate and simplify procedures and promote the investment process.

He also confirmed that the government worked on the implementation of the provisions of Law No. 55.19 on simplification of procedures and administrative formalities by drafting a set of decisions and procedures related to its powers. inventory 34 administrative procedures related to investment.

He concluded that by agreeing with CRIs, the government simplified 22 administrative procedures, which reduced the number of documents required from investors by an average of 45%.

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