The Nationwide Protection Directorate has launched particulars of firefighting operations this 12 months, saying it should reinforce its air fleet with three Canaders, with deliveries beginning subsequent 12 months.
In keeping with the report of the Committee on Overseas Affairs, Nationwide Protection, Islamic Affairs and Moroccans Residing Overseas within the Home of Representatives on the Draft Subbudget of the Ministry of Nationwide Protection for Fiscal Yr 2023, 3 Canaders had been bought at a monetary price of 1 billion 200 million dirhams, whose supply program will start subsequent 12 months.
The Ministry of Protection reported that the variety of fires this 12 months was 36 massive fires overlaying an space of 3,000 hectares, indicating that 1,426 army personnel had been mobilized and geared up to extinguish them.
The identical supply indicated that RAF plane had been concerned with 5 Canaders and Royal Gendarmerie Turbotrash plane, which carried out 568 firefighting operations and 2492 firefighting operations, totaling about 1084 flight hours.
The Ministry of Protection indicated that the Royal Armed Forces are taking measures and gear prematurely, throughout the summer season and winter intervals, to supply help to events in danger, within the pursuits of the inhabitants, in addition to technique of intervention by medical facilities, engineering amenities, air and floor rescue.
Just a few months in the past, Morocco closed a three-aircraft cope with a Canadian firm that builds the Canadir plane, though it has scaled again manufacturing because of the home scenario. Morocco is the one African nation with this sort of plane.
This comes at a time when the variety of forest fires all over the world on the whole and Morocco particularly is on the rise, and the necessity for extra equipment and plane will increase 12 months after 12 months.
It’s noteworthy that fireplace preventing in Morocco is carried out in accordance with the nationwide grasp plan for the safety and management of forest fires, wherein, along with the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Gendarmerie, Civil Safety, the Nationwide Company for Water and Forest Assets take part. , the Normal Meteorological Workplace, the Nationwide Airports Authority, and native governments, along with different ministerial sectors, are concerned.