Intertech-ICMPD submarine drone contract runs into stormy weather
The Taleb brothers' company Intertech, which has supplied Tunisia with unmanned maritime surveillance vessels, is at loggerheads with its subcontractors.
Amid warming relations between Rabat and Madrid, Spain's development agency plans to use European funds to supply 98 thermal surveillance cameras to monitor approaches to the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, where Morocco allowed several thousand migrants to cross last year.
Casa Transports is set to relaunch its plans for a vast video surveillance system, officially dedicated to traffic management but whose specifications were dictated by the national police force, the DGSN. The Chinese company Hikvision could benefit from the new plans.
Delair, with the backing of the French foreign ministry, has delivered 14 surveillance drones to the Moroccan gendarmerie to help it combat irregular immigration. The issue has caused serious diplomatic tensions between Rabat and its European partners.
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is involved in all stages of European migration policy, from conducting studies to lobbying and tendering for the provision of border surveillance and protection equipment for local border guards.
Mounir El Majidi, the king's private secretary and business manager, is building a business empire of his own through contracts with royal holding company Al Mada. His brother Mahdi El Majidi and his former aide Zouhair Fassi-Fehri are following his example.
Transport minister Abadelkader Amara wants to have Moroccan firms reinvest in the ferry market between Morocco and Europe, dominated by foreign companies. The El Moutea family, owner of City Bus, has already shown interest in taking a slice.
Wiqaytna, the mobile application for tracking Covid-19 cases, has not cost the Moroccan state a penny. It was developed in April by a number of Moroccan companies. It could, however, help some of them with good political connections to get into a good position for the development contract for the second version.