Morocco water treatment project supported by World Bank
26 August 2010
A contract has been signed by the national water supply board of Morocco (ONEP) and the World Bank, giving the go-ahead to a scheme set to improve access to water for the country's citizens.
Salaheddine Mezouar, minister of economy and finance in Morocco, Ali Fassi-Fihri, general Director of ONEP and Françoise Clottes, the World Bank's acting country director for the Maghreb countries, were all present to sign the agreement.
The accord means that the country will be able to take out two loans totalling $218 million (£140 million) to run the Regional Potable Water Supply Systems project and Oum Er Rbia Sanitation initiative.
Ms Clottes said: "These programs will contribute to an efficient and sustainable water resources management in addition to the important impact on the citizens' socio-economic development and their quality of life."
The board of executive directors of the World Bank recently met to discuss opportunities to increase the organisation's partnership with Morocco.