The android app, Iplages, provides information on beaches in Morocco, helping swimmers to choose the right place to relax this summer.
Rabat – This year, 98.43% of Moroccan beaches comply with the microbiological quality standards; but what about the rest? A new application has been launched to inform citizens and tourists about the quality of bathing water, as well as the infrastructure and services available on the Moroccan bays.
The Android app “Iplages” has been introduced by the Department for Sustainable Development to provide information about beaches, such as bathing water quality, itinerary, and facilities offered at the different Moroccan venues in order to help beachgoers choose the nearest and cleanest place to go swimming.
“This new concept, developed in partnership with the National Laboratory for Pollution Studies and Monitoring, allows the general public access to information regarding the conformity of bathing water quality, as well as the services and infrastructure available on the beaches, “said Nezha El Ouafi, the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development.
The launch announcement of the new application was made on Monday, June 24, 2019 by El Ouafi amid the multiple reports on Moroccan three beaches not meeting the standards for safe swimming due to cleanliness concerns.
El Ouafi released the annual national report on the water and sand quality of Moroccan beaches earlier this week.
The report discovered that seven resorts in Morocco do not meet the standards for safe swimming due to wastewater contamination and inadequate hygiene infrastructure. These resorts are situated at the beaches of Oued Merzeg in Casablanca, Ain Atiq, in Rabat and Jbila III, in the north of Morocco.
But “Iplages” came to the swimmers’ rescue.
Developed by national research laboratories for pollution monitoring, “Iplages” provides citizens with vital information on 169 Moroccan beaches. For water quality checking, the application receives data from 45 swimming stations in nine coastal regions, while it simultaneously collaborates with 451 air quality monitoring stations.
The application is updated every 15 days to provide beachgoers with accurate information any time, while the data it includes can also be accessible on the secretary of state website, rendering locals and tourists fully equipped to spend a safe and sanitary summer swimming in Morocco.