Under the direction of Qatari project management firm QPM, Morocco’s tourism development agency (SMIT) will be working towards a better — more strategic plan to boost the nation’s tourism investment.
According to Trade Arabia, QPM will lend services spanning tourist investment advisory, consultancy, project and construction management.
“Since the inception of the company, QPM had its sights set on becoming a major regional player in the field of project management and development. Having successfully established an excellent track record and reputation in the industry, QPM has already become the most sought after provider of a wide range of expertise related to project management in our home country of Qatar,” Ahmad Al Abdulla, QPM chairman said in the report.
Al Abdulla further explained that QPM has taken on projects in Egypt, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. Working through a construction boom in the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, he said, QPM is positioned to offer valuable investment and development advice.
“SMIT is committed to develop and implement innovative concepts to produce the best results and to meet the expectations of its partners,” SMIT chairman Imad Barrakad added.
“Today, Morocco is striving to make tourism one of its main engines for the country’s economic development and SMIT has risen as an initiator of innovative projects and a major player in the engineering and tourism development fields that is able to ensure investors support throughout projects life cycles,” he said.
Later this year, December 11-21, the FIFA Club World Cup will take place in two Moroccan cities (Marrakesh and Agadir). The logistics of the event, ANSAmed, reported will be in the hands of local authorities, public officials and the tourism ministry. Ultimately the World Cup is expected to drive up tourism.