Morocco granted US$61.8m for water projects

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Water projects in Morocco are to recieve a boost following the recent grant of US$61.8m by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for various water projects to be carried out by ONEE, the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water, Morocco.

More specifically, US$31.7 million will be used to strengthen the supply of drinking water in several localities in this North African country. The loan for water projects in Morocco will also be of help to the Settat Drinking Water Supply Programme aiming to increase production at the Daourat treatment plant in western Morocco, which deals with water pumped into the reservoir of the Daourat Multipurpose Dam built, on the Oum Errabiaa River.

Improving the performance of the Daourat drinking water plant will provide water to 352,000 people in Settat province. This project also includes the construction of six coastal boreholes for seawater pumping which will provide 225 litres of water per second.

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