The Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy, Fatim-Zahra Ammor, carried out, this Saturday in Dakhla, field visits to several sites and tourist and handicraft projects in progress. This visit is part of the acceleration of tourism projects of the development program signed between the Moroccan Society of Tourism Engineering (SMIT), the Department of Tourism and the Regional Council, the aim being to improve the attractiveness of the region Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and to further develop its tourist and entertainment offer. At the Foum Labouir cornice, the Minister, who was accompanied by the general manager of SMIT, Imad Barrakad, followed explanations on the concepts and the consistency of these projects, relating to the development of the cornice and the related project at the Tourist Orientation and Reception Center, near Dakhla airport, aimed at informing visitors about the tourist offer and services in Dakhla and its hinterland, including the progress of the work is 45%, for an investment of 1.05 MDH. It is also an ecological spa resort at kilometer point 35 in the municipality of EL Argoub, whose studies are being updated, spread over an area of 1 Ha, requiring a total amount of approximately 11 MDH. In the same area, the studies of the agricultural complex of local products called “Maison de la Chamelle” have been completed, on a plot of 580 m² (4.58 MDH), thus offering a framework for the promotion of cooperative action and income generating activities. The Minister also followed explanations on the ecological accommodation project in Tawarta with a capacity of 10 bungalows (4.2 MDH) and an ecolodge of 8 bungalows in Imlilil (3 MDH), whose studies have been completed, in addition to an ecological accommodation project under study in Bir Gandouz of 25 chalets (15 MDH). Among these projects is also the tourist interpretation center on nomadic life over 500 m² (1.9 million dirhams) in the municipality of El Argoub, whose work progress is estimated at 15%, with the aim of raising awareness , informing and training the public in the tangible and intangible heritage linked to the life of nomads. It should be noted that the realization of these projects is ensured by the Regional Council, with the technical assistance of the SMIT, within the framework of a partnership agreement relating to the financing of the program of integrated development of rural tourism and nature in the region. of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab. Similarly, Mrs. Ammor went to a hotel unit in Foum Labouir which will be operational at the end of the year and which covers an area of 5 Ha, with a bed capacity of nearly 200 beds. Subsequently, the Minister and the delegation accompanying him visited the project of the Craft Vocational Training Center, whose works have been completed and in the preparation phase of calls for tenders relating to equipment. Mobilizing an amount of 12 MDH, including 6 MDH contribution from the Regional Council, this institute which is part of the integrated development program of the region (Axe of crafts) is built according to the standards of authentic Moroccan architecture. and modern, making it possible to train suitable profiles for the local and regional market and to strengthen South-South cooperation in terms of continuing education. In addition, Ms. Ammor had visited on Friday the handicraft complex in Dakhla, which is intended to be a privileged space for craftsmen in order to highlight the richness and authenticity of the local heritage and promote the products of handicrafts and of the social and solidarity economy.