Official: Fes Prepares for 2030 World Cup: Minister of Interior Announces Ambitious Action Plan

On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, Moroccan Minister of Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, announced the imminent implementation of an ambitious action plan to prepare the city of Fes for hosting part of the 2030 World Cup finals. This announcement came during an extended meeting held in Fes, attended by Fouzi Lekjaa, President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation.

Laftit emphasized the need to adopt an innovative approach in preparing this plan, which will cover physical, logistical, and infrastructure aspects, in accordance with FIFA requirements. The Minister stressed his ministry’s commitment to providing all necessary resources to accelerate the implementation of this ambitious plan.

Laftit indicated that the goal is to translate the action plan into a series of local-level agreements, emphasizing the importance of this meeting’s timing to discuss projects that must be implemented in areas of transportation, accommodation, connectivity, and sports infrastructure, in addition to addressing challenges in each strategic sector.

The Minister announced his intention to hold regular meetings to ensure follow-up on the implementation of this plan, calling on all concerned parties to fully engage in this important national project, in line with the Royal directives.

It’s worth noting that this meeting comes as part of a series of meetings to be held in various regions of the kingdom, two months after an extended meeting held in Rabat to prepare for the joint organization of the 2030 World Cup with Spain and Portugal.

Laftit concluded by emphasizing the need to evaluate measures taken by various local actors, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, to ensure Morocco’s success in organizing this major global sporting event.

Source: Fes News

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