Morocco to reinforce water supply in north

Moroccan government approved a 12 billion dirham plan to build three dams to reinforce water supply in the northern region of Tangier-Tetouan-Alhoceima.

The plan, dubbed Beni Mansour water complex, is part of the national 2019-2026 strategy presented in April 2019 before King Mohammed VI.

The project will garner 1.35 cubic meters of water through three dams: Beni Mansour, Bouhdoud and Dar Mimoun as well as other water channeling projects.

The dams will meet the needs of Tangier and Oujda in the east.

Morocco will tender for this project in 2020 and works are expected to last 10 years.

Since his accession to the throne in 1999, King Mohammed VI has consolidated the policy led by the late King Hassan II to provide the Kingdom with water infrastructures.

Under the national 2019-2026 strategy, 118 billion dirhams will be invested for the construction of some 20 large dams throughout the kingdom with a capacity of 5.38 billion m3, which will achieve an overall retention capacity of about 25.3 billion cubic meters.

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