The portal aims to "facilitate access" to national heritage for Moroccan citizens, foreigners, researchers and experts.
Morocco's Ministry of Culture has launched the first geoportal mapping tangible heritage sites in the country. The geoportal includes a Moroccan archaeological map with more than 150 historical buildings and sites.
The website also provides detailed information on the construction history of the sites, their inclusion in the national heritage list and their current status, according to the ministry statement.
According to the statement, the portal aims to "facilitate access to national heritage for Moroccan citizens, foreigners, researchers and experts." The platform allows Internet users to search for historical sites and monuments in Morocco, including those listed as world and natural heritage, based on their location in regions, provinces and municipalities.
The portal is part of the country's ongoing efforts to preserve and promote national cultural heritage and leverage it to increase tourism revenue.
In March 2023, the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism launched an ambitious 2023-2026 roadmap to develop the tourism sector. With allocated funding of Dh6 billion ($578.3 million), the roadmap aims to attract 17.5 million tourists, generate Dh120 billion ($11.5 billion) in revenue and create 200,000 new jobs by 2026.
Despite the devastating earthquake that hit Morocco on September 8, the country's tourism industry remains on track to make record profits by the end of 2023.
In the first seven months of 2023, Morocco welcomed 8.6 million visitors, an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2019. Tourism revenue during this period reached $5.6 billion, an increase of 38% compared with 2019.
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