The plan aims to improve the supply of drinking water in Morocco.
Rabat – Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani chaired a meeting of the ministerial committee on Wednesday, December 25, in Rabat, to improve the 2020-2050 National Water Plan, before submitting it to the National Water Council.
State-owned news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that during the meeting, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics, and Water Abdelkader Amara explained the plan includes the construction of dams, the connection of water basins, desalination projects, integrating all rural villages into drinking water supply systems, providing water for the development of sustainable agriculture, preserving ecosystems, and fighting pollution.
The government will allocate MAD 383 billion to implement the 30-year-plan, reported MAP.
“The plan is a roadmap to address water challenges for the next 30 years and is an extension of the priority water program approved by King Mohammed VI,” said El Othmani during the meeting.
The head of government emphasized the need to set a timetable for its implementation after its adoption, according to a statement from the Department of the Head of Government.
On July 17, the French Development Agency (AFD) lent Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) MAD 536 million to improve access to safe drinking water in the northern provinces of Al Hoceima, Driouch, Nador, and Taounate.
Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit, Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb, and Minister of Town Planning and Housing Abdelahad Fassi Fihri attended the meeting.