18 dams under construction, storage capacity will exceed 27 billion m3 (minister)

18 dams under construction, storage capacity will exceed 27 billion m3 (minister)

the Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, indicated that 18 dams are under construction and will eventually increase the storage capacity of water resources to more than 27 billion cubic meters.

Speaking during the oral question session on Monday in the House of Representatives, said in a response read on his behalf by Mohamed Abdeljalil, that Morocco has put in place, “thanks to the enlightened royal vision”, an anticipatory and prospective policy which is mainly based on the mobilization of water resources through the construction of large water storage facilities.

The Kingdom currently has 152 large dams and 141 small dams, he said, noting that thousands of wells and water holes have been sunk to extract groundwater.

The Minister also indicated that the works of the urgent phase of the project of interconnection of the hydraulic basins of Sebou and Bouregreg with a flow of 15 m3/s, are in progress.

As part of the water policy adopted by the Kingdom, the mobilization of non-conventional water resources is done through seawater desalination projects, the most important of which is the one carried out in the Casablanca region. -Settat, explained Baraka, who also mentioned the reuse of wastewater, which represents one of the most important axes of the National Water Plan, as well as the national liquid sanitation program.


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