Majority of the rural areas in Morocco acquires electricity 

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Electricity has been obtained by 98% of Morocco’s rural areas found overwhelming by the National Office of Electricity.

Majority of the rural areas in Morocco acquires electricity 

Majority of the rural areas in Morocco acquires electricity

In the year 1995, the Global Rural Electrification Plan (GREP) was introduced by the National Office of Electricity aiming to provide electricity to 99.7% of Morocco’s rural areas by 2017. In the present, this advocacy is not impossible to be fulfilled supported by the report that last April 2014, the rate of access to electricity arrived at 98.99% as explained by the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment.

Now, through the power of Morocco’s national grid, about two million rural families are enjoying the privilege of watching on the television, listening to the radios and being able to have the lights on.

Furthermore, it is expected that the rate of access will leap to 99.7% by the end of 2017 because of the ongoing projects will link 109,500 houses, 4,500 schools, 210 dispensaries and 3,850 villages to the National grid.

The budget for this undertaking was acquired from the donations of the local citizens, various funders and the National Office of Electricity. Those who have electricity set up in their houses will be obligated to pay the tax and since 1996, approximately MAD 21.5 billion have been  Taxpayers had to pay in order to have electricity installed in their houses, About MAD 21.5 billion have been gathered together.

The achievement of GREP has reached Senegal where NOE attained the tender against France Electricity. Still, this victory will not stop Morocco to keep on making accomplishments in infrastructure.

Mohamed Dekkak