|October 11, 2004 : Lalla Hasnaa Clean Beaches Trophy for 2004: a rich edition.|
As every year, Clean beaches campaign will be closed by handing over Lalla Hasnaa trophy.
Lalla Hasnaa trophy, an international aspect Lalla Hasnaa trophy has really gained an international aspect due to the introduction of the Blue flag Label, which has become a reference for all the beaches in the Kingdom .
As for Lalla Hasnaa Trophy for the year 2004, the jury composed of representatives of the Interior Ministry, the Environment Department, the Health Ministry, the Equipment and Transport Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Moroccan National Office of Tourism and the CGEM (General Union for Moroccan Enterprises) , has decided to orientate its evaluation towards some qualitative aspects taken from the Blue Flag Label criteria, which are related to management, information and environmental education aspects.
Clean Beaches 2004 : an example of commitment, an example of success “Clean Beaches” operation for 2004 concerned 44 beaches spread all over the territories of 33 communes, thus, allowing a great number of national summer tourists as well as foreigners to enjoy the richness and the variety of our coastal patrimony. 24 companies have been mobilised for this edition, providing a financial support and a technical observation within the framework of a contractual partnership with the communes and the concerned local authorities. Many important financial means have been mobilised for actions of setting-up, equipment, cleaning and collecting waste . So, about 21 million DHs have been invested by the sponsors, 80 % were devoted to the infrastructure, public health equipment and health and security, while 20 % were devoted to awareness and animation actions. The communes implemented important infrastructure works ( providing cornices with water and energy and carrying on liquid sewerage works…etc) for which an exceptional amount of 6.5 millions Dhs was invested. It has been mobilized by the Local Commune General Direction in order to support the communes which are suffering from a lack of equipment. The 2004 edition was mainly characterized by : - Publishing of a nautical sport guidebook in cooperation with all the contributors among which are the merchant marine and the Moroccan Royal Federation of jet-ski and water- ski . - improving the sanitary cover . - Reinforcing the partnership established with the Moroccan National Federation of Scouting which allowed the deployment of some 500 scouts for awareness, sportive and cultural animation in the beaches. - Launching an original operation “The sail caravan for environment” organized by the Royal Moroccan Federation for Sail yachting, making the nautical sports, especially the sail, in the service of awareness and environmental education. A significant progress to ameliorate the swimming water quality since many important sewerage programs are actually carried on with diligence in Tangier, Rabat-sale, El jadida, Safi…). On the other hand, a work has been accomplished with the concerned departments for the harmonization of swimming water quality supervision with the analysis results publishing network. 2004 Lalla Hasnaa Trophy record After the jury deliberation, and on the basis of the evaluation chart adopted, it was decided to grant : The exceptional effort trophy to Ciments du Maroc and Safi Urban Commune for improving the Safi City beach by developing its cornice. The commitment Trophy to Delta Holding and Skhirate urban commune for the group dynamics and synergy and for having worked within a total coordination spirit leading to the implementation of different actions on the field and a better daily management of Skhirate beach. The innovation trophy to Royal Air Maroc and Agadir urban Commune for setting up the first information and environmental education center in Agadir beach. The initiative trophy to Foum el Oued Rural Development Association for its actions for awareness and cleanliness of Foum El Oued beach , which are sponsored by The Cherifian Office of Phosphate . The same trophy was also granted to Sidi Abed Residents’ Association ( El Harhoura-Temara) for its actions of awareness, cleanliness and animation in Sidi Abed beach, sponsored by the BMCE Bank. The individual Effort Trophy to MR. Kamal Yedean, an engineer in the technical division of Tangier-Asilah prefecture and to MR Mohamed Krim, an engineer in the National Office of Electricity, for their respective actions concerning Moulay Bouselham ,Ain Diab, and Oualidia beaches sponsored by the National Office of Electricity.