Japan donated 7.4 million dollars to Morocco in order to carry out a clean energy project using the photovoltaic solar system. The agreement was signed in Rabat by Morocco’s Energy minister, Amina Benkhadra, and Japan’s Ambassador to Morocco, Haruko Hirose.
Japan gave this donation to help financing the setting up of an electricity production plant based on a 1MW-photovoltaic cells in the Sahrawi Moroccan city Assa-Zag.
This ambitious project will make Morocco have its first photovoltaic solar energy plant and the largest in Africa.
Speaking on this occasion, The Moroccan minister said that Morocco and Japan have a very good cooperation in various sectors, notably water and rural electrification, and appreciated the Japanese support for this socio-economic project launched in Morocco.
For her part, the Japanese ambassador said that her country has a solid cooperation with Morocco for more than 40 years, adding that, when it comes to triangular cooperation, Morocco is one of Japan’s most important partners.