A monitoring system is expected to be adopted for the Rabat Green Belt, which extends over an area of around 1,000 hectares, at a specific financial cost of 360,000 dirhams, or 36 million cents.
According to an open tender request launched by Rabat Development Company, bids for technical studies will open on Tuesday, May 11, and work will continue to establish a monitoring system for the green belt.
This system, which will be adopted, aims to guarantee the protection of property and people in dangerous places through advanced mechanisms at the level of the green belt, which includes areas planted with eucalyptus, oak and pine trees and extends over a road. of 5 kilometers between Rabat and Temara.
The study must take into account the development of a fire prevention system through specific cameras in strategic places in the forest, and the development of the operations and control room that adopts innovative technologies, without forgetting the use of renewable energies.
The green belt plays an important ecological role, and has great importance in preserving the environment and biological diversity within the cities of Rabat and Temara. It represents a natural outlet, a large urban park and a field for the practice of some sports. Real environment.
Environmental organizations have always called for the need to preserve the ecological and social roles of this green belt, the largest of its kind in the Kingdom, and ensure its sustainability to perform its functions for future generations and protect it from the dangers of fires and Urban sprawl.
The creation of the Green Belt dates back to 1984 with the instructions of the late King Hassan II to stop the urban expansion of the cities of Rabat and Temara, by creating forested areas that perform ecological and natural functions.
The green belt of the capital, Rabat, extends over an area of about 916 hectares, is managed by the Rabat prefecture through the Directorate of Rural Affairs, managed by water and forestry afforestation within the framework of a signed contract.
To protect and develop the belt, an agreement was signed between the Ministries of the Interior, Economy and Finance, the High Commissioner for Water, Forests and the Fight against Desertification, and the wilaya of Rabat, Salé-Quneitra, in August 2011, which It represents the basis for the management of this natural property with several objectives.