Casablanca - The city of Casablanca witnessed the birth of new structuring projects launched and inaugurated, on Wednesday, by King Mohammed VI to improve the living conditions of local populations and back the city's urban and demographic development.
Casablanca – The city of Casablanca witnessed the birth of new structuring projects launched and inaugurated, on Wednesday, by King Mohammed VI to improve the living conditions of local populations and back the city’s urban and demographic development.
The sovereign launched the building works of a super sewer to protect the city against the Bouskoura river’s floods and inaugurated the south-west bypass. The two broad-scope projects are worth over MAD 1.1 billion.
Meant to direct the Bouskoura river’s floods towards the Atlantic ocean, the “west super sewer” is divided into two sections. The first is a 3-kilometer open conduit which starts at the El Jadida road and it is adapted to the morphology of Bouskoura’s bed. Past the conduit and until reaching the super sewer’s outlet into the sea, the project consists of an underground tunnel gallery of 5,210 meters (140 m3/s), a filled trench and culverts (1km).
The project which will span three years is funded mainly by the State’s general budget, the Fund of fight against natural disasters, local authorities general department at the Interior ministry, Energy ministry, Casablanca’s urban commune, and OCP group.
Casablanca’s south-west bypass will contribute to decreasing traffic congestion and ameliorating road safety and access to the three existing highways (Casablanca – El Jadida, Casablanca – Marrakech and Casablanca – Rabat). It will also service the west coast’ tourist zone and new areas of urbanization.
This project, totaling 253 million dirhams, consists of constructing an express way 2×2 over 8.3 kilometers, and developing two interchanges at the intersection with national road n1 and provincial road n3014, two crossroads at the intersection with regional road 320 and an access road to the Casablanca – El Jadida highway. It also consists of building a road bridge on provincial road n3018 and a hydraulic structure on the Bouskoura river.
The road infrastructure is the fruit of a partnership between the ministry of equipment, the Greater Casablanca region and the urban commune. These projects are in line with the 2015-2020 Greater Casablanca region’s development plan which was launched last Friday by the sovereign.