|Under the guidelines of the Prime
Minister and the Minister of Interior as coordinated with the
Governor of the Region of Marrakech, the Local Organizing Committee
(LOC) of FIG Working Week 2011 visited the venue of the Working Week
in Marrakech during 3rd and 4th May 2011 to set up the last
preparations of the event.
A series of meetings were organized with the LOC representative
members to get an overview of the technical visits, social tours,
plenary, and technical sessions. LOC had inspected the accommodation
hotels, the restaurants that will host dinners, and the venue of the
FIG WW 2011, Palais des congrès.
More fundamental meetings were scheduled with all the authority
departments such as Safety division, Fire fighters division, Police
department, Healthy and Hygienic division, Airport Director, Local
Director of the National Office of Railway, and the Customer Service
at the Airport.
The Governor of Marrakech strongly expressed his support to the
FIG WW Marrakech 2011 and confirmed that all departments are engaged
to ensure the very supreme conditions to hold successfully the
event. He therefore addressed his instructions to the various
service representatives who are committed to ensure and implement
all the necessary logistics for the safety of participants and the
success of the meeting. Decisions made mention the security of all
sites the of technical and social tours, ease of entry at airports,
the systematic control of access to the venue of the meetings.
After the visit President Aziz Hilali held in Rabat at the
headquarters of the ONIGT a press conference. It was attended by all
the mass com, radio and national television. The briefing was an
opportunity to reiterate the strong condemnation of the incident
happened in April 25th in Marrakech and to express the strong
support to the families of the innocents.
President Hilali made a brief presentation on the conference and
on the progress of the final steps before the launch of the event in
18th May 2011.
Finally, it was communicated to the President of ONIGT that the
government is strongly engaged to support the event and the Prime
Minister has confirmed his attendance at the official opening
session of the event to be held on the 19th of May at 18:00.