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Airport Essaouira-Mogador : last April, the total number of passengers having passed through Essaouira-Mogador international airport amounted to 4.191; it meant a rise of over 40% compared to the same time last year which totalled 2.987 travellers. In their report on the airport activity for the month of April 2011, the airport management indicated that the movement of planes increased as well by 12% and that the number of planes landing at the airport in this period reached 56 against 50 recorded last year. The report mentioned as well that during the first four months of the year 2011, a total of 10.049 travellers passed through the airport which meant an increase of over 19% compared to the same time last year 2010. They added that, as for the recorded movement of planes, it showed an increase of over 16%, going from 134 to 156 planes.
In a declaration to the MAP, the Airport Manager said that the tendency shown by the passenger traffic at the airport today can be explained by the opening of new non-scheduled charter flights stopping at Essaouira from Paris and Brussels.
It is also due to the incentives initiated by the National Bureau of Airports (ONDA) to promote passenger traffic and to the dynamics created by the opening of the tourist station of Essaouira-Mogador, he added.
INDH : since 2006, a financial envelope of 386.5millions of dirham had been allocated for the implementation of 299 projects fitting in the framework of the national initiative for human development (INDH) in the province of Essaouira.
SAEMOG : Launched by the Company for the development of the Essaouira-Mogador tourist station (SAEMOG) in partnership with the Provincial Delegation of the High Commission of Water and Forests in Essaouira, the operation to have deprived children made aware that forests need to be protected was marked by the planting of a hundred of argan and thuja trees and by the setting up of workshops on the different types of trees.
Children aged 9 to 17 had the opportunity to discover the world of trees through pedagogical leaflets mixing knowledge and games.
Mr. Amyn Alami, director of the Company for Essaouira-Mogador Town Planning, indicated that the setting up of this manifestation was part of the celebration of the 2011 international year of forests.
“The main objective of this operation is to pay tribute to Moroccan forests”, he said, adding that a hundred children coming from the main orphanages and shelters for children in need in the town are going to plant a hundred trees in the Mogador area, mainly argan and thuja trees.