Morocco intends to take a position AED 30.8 billion within the water sector between 2022 and 2026, half of which is aimed toward growing water manufacturing and transportation, in comparison with AED 17.6 billion invested within the interval 2018-2021.

This occurred throughout a presentation by Zainab Sibay, from the Water Sector Programming and Monitoring Workplace of the Nationwide Electrical energy and Ingesting Water Administration, throughout a symposium organized by the College of Metallurgical, Mechanical and Electromechanical Industries. yesterday, Thursday.

The official mentioned the company will allocate AED14.9 billion for manufacturing and transportation, AED3.9 billion for productiveness enhancements, AED7.8 billion for circulating ingesting water in rural areas, and about AED4.2 billion for liquid disinfection.

The Jap Area will obtain the lion’s share with roughly AED 5.2 billion, adopted by the Casablanca-Settat area with AED 3.67 billion, Fes-Meknes with AED 3.61 billion and Tangier-Tetouan El Hoceima with AED 3.4 billion.

Marrakesh-Safi will witness investments within the water sector at AED 2.4 billion, Rabat-Sale-Kenitra at AED 2.3 billion, Souss Massa at AED 2.2 billion, Draa Tafilalet at AED 1.9 billion and Beni Mellal -Khenifra for 1.4 billion dirhams. .

The desert areas will obtain an funding of round AED 1.6 billion for every of the Guelmim Oued Noun and El Aaiun Sakiya el Hamra areas and AED 1 billion for the Dakhla Oued Eddahab area.

The funding, which is anticipated to be accomplished within the coming interval, will enhance water consumption by 15.8 cubic meters per second, of which 50 p.c is seawater desalination, and entry to ingesting water can be 99.3 p.c.

Zeinab Sibay mentioned the proposed funding goals to steadiness the provision and demand for ingesting water in varied areas of Morocco, proceed the final entry to water within the rural world, preserve assets and fight waste.

In response to information supplied by the workplace, Morocco suffers from inconsistencies within the distribution of water assets on the nationwide degree, with 50 p.c of those assets concentrated within the Cebu and Lukkos river basins, and there may be additionally a extreme water scarcity of 30 p.c on the nationwide common in comparison with with durations 1945-1980. and 1980-2018

Sibai cautioned in opposition to over-exploitation of groundwater, saying 5.1 billion cubic meters are being consumed in comparison with 4 billion cubic meters that might be used, along with losing important quantities of water as a result of poor efficiency of a spread of irrigation and ingesting tools. to not point out soiled dams.

Morocco is going through steady development in demand for ingesting water and poor administration of unconventional water assets, so official figures present that 68.4 p.c of the water extracted final yr was floor water and 29.2 p.c was groundwater, whereas as desalination accounted for about 2.4 p.c for the ocean.

The workplace has 94 water therapy vegetation, together with 9 desalination and 11 water therapy vegetation, in addition to 1,800 wells with a manufacturing capability of about 7 million cubic meters of water per day, with an estimated want of three.9 million cubic meters of water per day. day.

The primary seawater desalination plant in Morocco is positioned within the metropolis of Boujdour, opened in 1977 and has a manufacturing capability of 10,800 m3 per day, El Aaiun station since 1995 – 26,000 m3 per day. the one positioned in Agadir, which began this yr, offering 150,000 cubic meters per day. The overall manufacturing from seawater desalination is about 231,490 cubic meters per day.

The Nationwide Electrical energy and Ingesting Water Administration yearly produces 1.35 billion cubic meters of water, which is transported by way of a community of roughly 63,000 kilometers for the advantage of 2.5 million shoppers in roughly 266 city areas and 496 rural communities.

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