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News MOROCCO: Major water supply and irrigation programme initiated

King Mohammed VI of Morocco recently visited the city of Marrakech for the launch of the Priority Programme for Drinking Water Supply and Irrigation 2020-2027. It is an ambitious programme whose objective is to improve the supply of drinking water to the population and to develop agriculture through the improvement of irrigation in this North African kingdom.

The Moroccan government’s programme is based on several components. Firstly, it involves the development of hydraulic supply through the construction of new dams in the Kingdom. Thus, by 2027, Morocco plans to build 20 reservoirs, most of which will be filled with rainwater.

As part of this project, the authorities decided in October 2019 to recruit 44 engineers, administrators and technicians. The water supply component of the water supply programme will also enable the construction of three seawater desalination plants in the country.

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Geographical coverage Morocco,
News date 15/01/2020
Working language(s) ENGLISH