KfW provides Morocco over €52 Mln for new drinking water projects
Germany’s Development Bank (KfW) will provide Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) additional €52.6 million including €3.1 million grant for drinking water projects to be carried out in the North African Kingdom.
The new funding and grant agreements were signed Tuesday by ONEE Chief Abderrahim El Hafidi and KfW Director Water & Waste Management Joerg Dux.
The money will enable the Moroccan office to supply drinking water to some regions affected by drought, deploy a remote management system of water supply to the city of Marrakech, improve the ONEE facilities and upgrade drinking water’ storage, treatment, transport pipelines with better pumping stations, reservoirs and distribution network.
To address climate change challenges and ensure its water security, Morocco has deployed a $40 billion long-term strategy encouraging the building of new dams and the construction of more desalination plants.
The ambitious plan also calls for stepping up wastewater treatment & reuse, extending water supply & distribution networks and enhancing groundwater prospection.