Rabat-  A group of French businessmen visited Dakhla on Tuesday and held a meeting with local officials to discuss investment opportunities in the southern Moroccan city. 

The director of the Regional Investment Center (CRI) of Dakhla, Mounir Houari, told the group of French businessmen of the Moroccan government’s plans to construct a large desalination plant to supply irrigation water to 5,000 hectares of crops.

According to local sources quoted in converging reports, the new desalination plant will be built in Dajla, an area that will also “have two logistics platforms -the Bir Ganduz and El Guerguarat (of 35 hectares each), a 900-megawatt wind farm, the Dakhla Atlantic port, and a West Africa Free Zone attached to the port.”