Saudi, US firms to build theme park in Morocco

Consortium to invest $1.3bn on tourism, recreation and health projects

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A consortium of Saudi and US private firms will invest $1.3bn on tourism, recreation, and health projects in Morocco, Saudi Gazette reported.

The developments include a theme park featuring a tourist resort and golf course designed to attract 2mn visitors a year, as well as a concrete project that would be used to build low-cost, environmentally-friendly houses, schools, hotels and other facilities.

More than 5,000 two-bedroom homes would be built, as well as a 200,000m2 medical spa specialising in weight loss and women’s health.

The deal was signed between Riyadh-based Knowledge Corner Marketing and Business Services and the Moroccan city of Taroudant.

Gulf states have invested in multiple projects in Morocco to help boost the fellow Arab country’s economy.

A year ago, UAE-based Al Futtaim group announced a joint venture with Moroccan and Portuguese firms to develop one of the region’s biggest super-regional retail and leisure destinations in Morocco.

Dubai developer Emaar also has built a residential area set around a championship golf course, in the capital, Marrakech. 

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