Casablanca - April 03, 2013
Casablanca – April 03, 2013
King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid, and the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, accompanied by Mrs Valérie Trierweiler, inaugurated, Wednesday in Mejjatia Ouled Taleb Commune, the Mediouna sewage treatment plant, a pilot project promoting the transfer of technology and know-how between the two countries.
Carried out by the French company Lyonnaise des Eaux de Casablanca (Lydec), a public service provider that manages the distribution of water and electricity, waste water and rain water collection and lighting in the Grand Casablanca, the new plant is part of the National Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development and the master plan for waste water in the Grand Casablanca which recommends opting for relocated purification plants for peripheral centres.
The 141 million dirham plant will treat 3,800 cubic metres of wastewater per day. It will also contribute to the protection of groundwater and the preservation of water resources in the region, particularly through reuse of treated waste water in agriculture.
The plans will strengthen the various liquid waste projects carried out under the master plan for waste water in Casablanca, providing in particular for sewage treatment in Dar Bouazza commune of (335 million dirhams) and the clean-up of the eastern side of Grand Casablanca (1.39 billion dirhams).