The Ministry of Equipment and Water is preparing to build a rock barrier along the coastal strip of the city of Salé, in the Sidi Moussa district, dwith the aim of protecting it against the dangers of “mini-tsunamis”.
In response to a question from the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), the Ministry of Equipment and Water has revealed that it is currently carrying out a technical study to set up a protective barrier at the level of the salty coast in order to strengthen and protect the coastline of Sidi Moussa.
Thus, and according to the department of Nizar Baraka, the cost of this study amounts to 15.5 million dirhams, and it should be completed before the end of 2022.
The ministry also indicated that the realization of this study goes through different stages, including the collection of natural data, geophysical explorations, the preliminary technical study of the project, the geotechnical study as well as the technical study.
The ministry specified that the cost of the work is estimated at around 1 billion dirhams. Except that the planning of the work remains subject to the allocation of the necessary financial funds and the identification of the parties concerned to finance the project within the framework of a partnership contract.
It should be remembered that the waves of the “tsunami” that hit the salt cornice caused heavy losses, damaged many spaces and equipment, and even caused traffic to stop. The onslaught of the waves also caused flooding in several homes in the Sidi Moussa district of Salé, prompting residents to demand a solution to their situation.
On the other hand, an official source from the Department of Equipment and Water confirmed to MoroccoLatestNews that the ministry wants to build this rocky barrier to protect the cornice of Salé from the dangers of the tides.
It will also strive to establish barriers to protect the coast whenever the risk of tide is present, and this not only at the level of the town of Salé.
In October 2020, the beaches of Salé, Rabat and Casablanca experienced ” mini tsunami which caused material loss to a number of cafes and entertainment spaces, including the private pool at Tahiti Beach in Casablanca, which was almost completely razed in 2020.