In a meeting he chaired yesterday at the Royal Palace of Rabat, the King decided, based on the conclusions of the commission he appointed in October 2017, to address the water shortage in the country.
A statement from the Royal Cabinet wrote that the King ordered the “construction of dams of different capacities (large, medium and small), as well as hill dams as soon as possible and in different regions of the kingdom. ”
The monarch also called on the commission to consider the establishment of desalination plants and to ensure continuation of the program to save water in agricultural fields.
According to the statement, the King has also ordered the government to launch an awareness campaign in partnership with NGOs and other intuitions to raise public awareness of the importance of water and its conservation.
In October 2017, the King chaired a council of ministers, during which he called on the government to address the scarcity of drinking water in rural zones and mountains.
The King has also appointed a commission led by Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani to address this issue in order to find appropriate solutions.
Tuesday’s meeting took place in the presence of El Othmani; the King’s advisor Fouad Ali El Himma; Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit; Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch; Minister of Energy and Mining Aziz Rabbah; State Secretary for Water Charafat Afilal; and Director of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water Abderrahim El Hafidi.