Rabat - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the main donor in Morocco’s water industry, having invested EUR 300 million.
Rabat – The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the main donor in Morocco’s water industry, having invested EUR 300 million.
Programmes paid for by the AfDB have improved both water supply and distribution in more than 30 Moroccan cities, benefitting over two thirds of the Moroccan population.
A report published in May showed a massive increase in access to drinking water in rural areas from 14 percent in 1990 to 94 percent in 2017. In urban regions, the AfDB has helped stabilise access to clean drinking water at around 100 percent.
About five million people have had the quality and quantity of their water improved in the Rabat-Casablanca region, and new infrastructure has also secured the supply of drinking water for approximately two million Moroccans in Marrakech, Al Haouz and Al Kelaa.
Mohamed El Ouahabi, a water and sanitation specialist for AfDB said the investment was important since Morocco is “an arid country where water is hardly plentified [sic].”