The Zenata area currently registers 7000 households living in shantytowns making it an essential social and human challenge for the New City of Zenata. The Societe d’Amenagemnet Zenata (SAZ) has launched a rehousing project inaugurated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI on April 24th 2010 allowing to offer a better quality of life as part of the government’s initiative «cities without shantytowns».
This program boasts the support of the Solidarity and Habitat Fund (Fonds de Solidarité de l’Habitat – FSH) as part of the National Initiative for Human Development (Initiative Nationale pour le Developpement Humain – INDH)
First rehousing phase
The first rehousing phase “Al Mansour – Zenata” covers an area of 32 ha (idem) comprising 2 569 social houses and 1 510 affordable housing units. It benefits from low-density housing: 145/ha (idem) compared to the national average of 200/ha (idem). His Majesty King Mohammed VI has delivered the keys of the first units to its beneficiaries on January 29th, 2013.
First phase implementation plan
His Majesty King Mohammed VI delivering the keys
Community level facilities
The first phase in the building of community level facilities has been kicked off by the Royal Inauguration on January 29th, 2013 and led by the SAZ. It includes the following :
- A school named “Lalla Khadija” covering 4 250 square metres (idem) and comprising 13 classrooms, a library, a multimedia unit, an administrative unit and a multi-sports ground that has been opened for the 2013-2014 school year.
- A health centre of 345 square metres (idem) offering a treatment and a drug injection room, an urgent medical care unit, three consultation rooms, a vaccination and weighing room for the Maternal and Infant Health/ Reproductive health program, an echography room and a pharmacy.