German KfW supports Morocco’s drinking water supply & sanitation sector with €55.5 million

The German reconstruction bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), is supporting the drinking water Supply and Sanitation sector in Morocco with €55.5 million.

Under a financing agreement signed Thursday in Rabat between KfW and Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), ‎€28.5 million will finance drinking water supply to small and medium-sized centers. This program that will benefit 1.5 million inhabitants provides for the implementation of measures meant to increase and strengthen production, pumping, transport, storage and distribution of drinking water.

A second program related to improving the supply of drinking water to the city of Settat and surrounding area will get ‎€22 million. The program also seeks to enhance ONEE performance in the region. This program will benefit 352,000 people.

Moreover, additional resources of €4.98 million will be injected in the second phase of the small centers III sanitation program, which is also subject to a KfW financial assistance.

The German institution will grant €70,000 to the financing of the study relating to the seawater desalination plant in Sidi Ifni.

This new financial assistance brings up the German contribution to ONEE in the sector of drinking water and sanitation to about €850 million

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