New Legislative Term Should Be Starting Point for Implementation of Development Model (HM the King)
New Legislative Term Should Be Starting Point for Implementation of Development Model (HM the King)

The new legislative term should be the starting point for the implementation of the development model and the launch of an integrated set of next-generation projects and reforms, said Friday HM King Mohammed VI.

“We should keep in mind, in this regard, that the development model is not a blueprint for development in the traditional, rigid sense of the term. Rather, it is a general framework which is conducive to action, which sets out new standards and which opens up vast horizons for everyone,” the Sovereign pointed out in a speech to the parliament on the occasion of the opening of the first session of the first legislative year of the 11th legislature.

The “National Development Charter” is an important mechanism for the implementation of the development model, in the sense that it involves national obligations before the King and the Moroccan people, the Monarch pointed out.

The development model opens up vast prospects for the work of the government and of parliament – all components included, HM the king said, adding that the new government is responsible for setting priorities and developing projects during its mandate, in addition to raising the necessary means to finance these projects, within the overall framework for implementing the development model.

“The government is also expected to complete the implementation of the major projects started, especially that of achieving universal access to social protection, which I care deeply about,” the Monarch said.

In this regard, the main challenge is to achieve a real overhaul of the health system, in accordance with the best standards, making sure the public and private sectors complement each other, the Sovereign underlined.

HM the King stressed that the same logic should be applied in the reform of public institutions as well as in the overhaul and reform of the tax system, an objective that should be achieved as soon as possible, using a new charter that promotes investment.

“At the same time, there must be greater coordination, harmony and synergy between public policies and follow-up to implementation,” said the Sovereign, who called for an in-depth reform of the High Commission for Planning to turn it into a mechanism that assists in the strategic coordination of development policies and ensures follow-up to the implementation of the development model.