Morocco in progress
At a time when the Moroccan oil and gas exploration market is getting activated by the launch of several exploration surveys, the company Offshore Industry Safety Training Ltd decided to launch the first international training center specializing in safety at work (Osita) in Agadir. It is not a haphazard decision as our project is to provide support to companies in the field of risks related to health, safety and environment (HSE) in the oil platforms where usually all trades work close to each other. While the project will offer international trainings for Europeans and Africans operating in this sector, the center also plans to expand the HSE culture to other sectors, including petrochemicals, industry, construction, food processing, and even sea fishing.
Southern Provinces: a blessing for Occupational Safety
The center shall offer through its industrial department training for welders to respond to the issue of shortage in such profiles. Indeed, the needs for shipyard is huge at the level of port areas located to the southern provinces which host the most important small pelagic stock (Stock C) and the first fleet nationally. This fleet requires regular maintenance with a semi-annual frequency, especially after the return of the vessels during biological rest periods and at various holidays. The other advantage, but not least, is the strengthening of HSE culture through the consolidation of the safety feature within the vessels in order to reduce vulnerability to risk and the shipwreck rate registered in the ports of South. This is why the project is also part of the new economic model of the southern provinces where real estate development sector is booming and food industry is requesting training in addition to other development projects, mainly renewable energy.
Morocco-Africa: the ambition of a "new frontier"
Morocco's interest in Africa is not new. Trade with African countries have risen significantly over the last decade while Moroccan investments in Africa, mainly consisting of direct investment, represented 85% of total outward FDI flows to the continent and 51% of total Moroccan FDI abroad between 2003 and 2013. Beyond the major Moroccan companies that have developed these FDI, many Moroccan SMEs are also developing their activities in Africa. Osita project is a part of the same trend by offering its services to African countries and oil SMEs to further develop cooperation between Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa.
Morocco's culture at the heart of history
With 3,000 years of history, culture of Morocco presents different aspects that make it a unique country.
His geographical location makes it a multicultural country, given the diversity of his population Berber, Arab, Islamic, African and Andalusian. This mosaic of ethnic groups in Morocco gives a great cultural wealth.
Located at the crossroads between sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the Middle East, the Kingdom of Morocco is a place where civilizations meet and where cultures converge. A location and an exceptional historical heritage have influenced and shaped the personality characteristic of the country, thus promoting the development of art forms of astonishing richness. These range from architecture, music, calligraphy and metalwork to pottery, tannery and cabinet, through weaving, jewelry making and cooking.
"A country at the heart of history, a country where art is culture, made a strong country by its cultural diversity, a country with unique resources, a country looking to the future, a land of hospitality.