Morocco wants to build a new city from scratch — with China’s help
"If the Chinese firms build and finance this infrastructure, it is all to the good for Morocco. But chances are it will not happen,” said Deborah Brautigam, one of the world’s top experts on Chinese finance in Africa. The $10 billion project to house 300,000 people is the latest of many proposed Chinese-financed “special economic zones” in Africa, which have often progressed slowly, hampered by unreliable power and high transportation costs.
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