German contribution to ONEE in the sector of drinking water and liquid sanitation amounts to MAD 9 billion (€843.6 million)
Rabat – Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) signed financing agreements to the tune of €55.5 million on Thursday, December 5, in Rabat. The agreements cover several projects related to drinking water supply and sanitation.
ONEE Director-General, Abderrahim El Hafidi, signed the agreement with the Director of the KfW office in Morocco, Markus Faschina, and Head of Water Sector Division for North Africa, Jorg Dux, said ONEE in a statement.
The first project concerns the supply of drinking water to small and medium-sized centers (€28.5 million) to increase and strengthen production, pumping, transport, storage, and distribution of drinking water for the benefit of 1.5 million Moroccan people living in different regions.
The second project is related to improving drinking water supply to the city of Settat (Casablanca region) for the benefit of 352,000 people. The two entities dedicated €22 million for the project.
ONEE noted that the financial assistance budgeted for the second phase of the small centers III sanitation program will increase by €4.98 million. It added that the funding will help extend and rehabilitate sanitation systems in small and medium-sized cities.
KfW will provide a further €70,000 to finance a study related to the seawater desalination plant in Sidi Ifni.
Including this financial aid, the German contribution to ONEE in the sector of drinking water and liquid sanitation amounts to MAD 9 billion (€843.6 million), ONEE pointed out.