Rabat – Qatar will finance the construction of a dam at Guelmim, which is expected to cost $150 million.
The dam will be located on Oued Sayad, one of the most important tributaries of Oued Asaka.
A Moroccan-Qatari partnership agreement on the construction of the Fask dam on the Oued Sayad in the Province of Guelmim was signed on Wednesday in Rabat by the Minister of the Interior Mohamed Hassad, the delegated Minister for Water, Charafat Afilal, and the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Morocco, Abdallah Fellah Abdallah Daoussari.
With a capacity of 78 million m3, this dam, which will be constructed out 40 kilometers east of Guelmim, will allow the regularization of 19 million m3 of water.
The construction of the dam will take four years, from 2017 to 2021, according to the established schedule.
“This new dam, which will reinforce the hydraulic works of the region, will make access to drinking water safer for all the population of the region of Guelmim,” said Charafat Afailal at the MAP.