Two provinces in Morocco set eyes on new Liquid Sanitation venture

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The cities Guelmim and Tan-Tan are going to see some new projects associated with the sanitation sector in order to meet the cities’ urban development.

Two provinces in Morocco set eyes on new Liquid Sanitation venture

Two provinces in Morocco set eyes on new Liquid Sanitation venture

Grand projects for liquid sanitation, budgeted with DH100 million by Onee are currently in progress in the province of Guelmim for the year 2014 to 2015 meaning to save the natural environment, protect the groundwater, and improve the sanitary conditions of the population.

Including in the package is the fixing of an 11 kilometer bypass canal to a wastewater treatment plant, 35 kilometer sewerage and the construction of two DH34 million worth of pumping station networks and the putting up of a DH65 million wastewater treatment plant in the rural town of Taghjijt. Aside from the extension benefits, these projects will provide access to sanitation centers inTaghjijt Douar Takmout, and enrich the living conditions of the local population.

Furthermore, two other projects are being proposed, projected at DH110 million, that is the restoration and expansion of the 16 kilometer wastewater network along with the installation of a 22 kilometer network dedicated for the passage and relocation of rainwater.

On the other hand, Onee in cooperation with the City Council of Tan Tan, allocated almost DH115 million to expand the liquid sewerage network in some areas of the city, streamlining of the existing sanitation system and build a wastewater treatment plant having a capacity of 7,200 cubic meter per day for a total amount of 40 million dirham.

The panel is currently considering the implementation of sea water desalination with a flow of 8,600 cubic meters per day and outlay of just about $234 million and to address the predicament of limited groundwater resources in the region.

Mohamed Dekkak