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A female impersonator or gynaemimetic in the Indian subcontinent, who may have had partial surgical sex reassignment. Hijras belong to a traditional social organisation, part cult and part caste; they worship the goddess Bahuchara Mata. Their sexuoerotic role is that of female with men
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Highlighting Morocco's urban governance experience, Hejira explained that in order to meet the increasing demand on housing the government devised an urban development strategy aiming at reducing the costs in order to allow largest categories of the population to have access to decent housing.
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Housing Minister, Ahmed Taoufiq Hejira, who chaired the conference, announced that Morocco will host an AMCHUD's meeting next September.
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Summary: Nairobi - Morocco, with a population that rose from 3 to 30 million in the lapse of century, is facing an accelerating urbanisation rate standing at 65% currently, Housing Minister Ahmed Taoufiq Hejira said on Tuesday in Nairobi.
AaAaAa The land to be mobilized in this regard will help to build 200,000 housing units, the third of which will be dedicated to low-cost housing (140,000 dirhams), Hejira said, adding that the remainder will be equally distributed between low-cost housing and housing for middle-class families.
A A A For his part, Housing minister, Toufiq Hejira, noted that the government aspires to reduce the housing shortage to 27% by 2012.
<p>FOGARIM was created in 2005 as part of the government's bid to ease access to descent housing to individuals with low or irregular income.aaaa This low-cost housing has provided up to 350,000 housing units for about two million inhabitants, Housing Minister, Ahmed Taoufiq Hejira, has revealed recently.
Summary: Dakar - Moroccan housing Minister, Ahmed Taoufik Hejira, held, on Tuesday in Bamako, talks with Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), Joan Clos.
The Moroccan housing minister, Ahmed Taoufiq Hejira, told MAP that this election comes in recognition of the progress achieved by Morocco in the field of social housing and the fight against substandard housing.
The country's commitment to the development of exclusive and truly sumptuous resorts ensures that interest in the Moroccan property market remains intense as it is already 'returning positives for real estate as a contributing sector to the overall economy." The afore-mentioned report (from Maghreb Arabe Presse) was based upon information supplied by the Housing Minister of Morocco, Ahmed Toufiq Hejira. This particular report indicates that "since property became such an important part of the nation's agenda for economic diversification and expansion, foreign direct investments into property in Morocco have reached 0.91 billion U.S.
Housing minister Taoufiq Hejira, who chaired the opening ceremony, underlined the soundness of the Moroccan real estate sector, noting that the year 2009 witnessed some stagnation due to the world economic downturn.