The working session served as an opportunity to discuss Morocco’s priority programs: including the national project for drinking water 2020-2027.
A statement from the royal palace said that the session is part of the meetings chaired to emphasize the importance of the national program, which should cover all regions across Morocco.
Several senior officials gave presentations in front of the King, including Minister of transport Abdelkader Amara and Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit.
The presentations seek to give key aspects of the program that should work to improve water supply through the construction of dams, and management of water development in the agriculture sector.
The program also aims to ensure the strengthening the supply of drinking water in rural areas and to reusement of treated wastewater in the irrigation of green spaces.
King Mohammed VI also gave instructions for the implementation of the program which will cost MAD 150 billion.
Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani shared a meeting on December 25, 2019 in Rabat to discuss the 2020-2050 National Water Plan.
Minister of transport, 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.
Last year, World Resources Institute WRS ranked Morocco among the countries threatened to face high baseline water stress. Morocco ranked 22nd in the overall ranking and 12th in Arab countries.