By 2025, the Moroccan textile sector is planning to create up to 250,000 jobs and export up to 85 billion dirhams (US$9.87 BILLION) OF textile goods, under the "Textile Plan 2025" announced by Abdelkader Amara, the Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies of Morocco.

In a meeting with the Moroccan Association of Textile and Clothing (AMITH), the Minister highlighted on the need to raise the role of public-private partnership in the Moroccan textile industry. The Minister said the Textile Plan 2025 will primarily focus on three areas - textiles and clothing; home textiles; and textiles for technical applications.

The local textile textile market of Morocco currently accounts for 40 billion dirhams, and the goal is to reach 90 billion dirhams in 2025, said Mohamed Tazi, the Director General of AMITH. The "Textile Plan 2025" will be operational by 2014.

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