Morocco Improves Drinking Water Supply Rate to 96% in Rural Areas
Morocco improves the access rate to drinking water in rural areas to 96.5% by the end of 2017, thanks to investments exceeding 1 billion dirhams annually.
The information was disclosed by Morocco’s secretary of state in charge of water Charafat Afilal who was briefing MPs at a parliamentary session on the progress in terms of drinking water supply in rural areas.
She pointed out to the measures taken by the government to ensure a steady water supply through using surface water, deepening the used wells and increasing their water flow as well as launching campaigns to sensitize the public on water saving with a view of putting an end to the water deficit in the country by summer 2019.
She added that investments over the period of 2014-2017 rose to 2.8 billion dirhams earmarked notably to water supply network and the improvement of the quality of water distribution.