A total of 32 billion dirhams (MMDH) has been invested over a period of 15 years in the liquid sanitation program, said Tuesday in Rabat, the Minister of Energy, Mines and the Environment, Aziz. Rabbah.
In response to an oral question on “Wastewater treatment plants”, presented by the Authenticity and Modernity group to the Chamber of Councilors, the Minister stressed that liquid sanitation is one of the most important subjects to which the ministry pays particular attention, adding that “this program is not new since it has recorded significant investments reaching around 32 billion dirhams in 15 years, or 2 billion dirhams annually.
This program initially concerned cities, before being converted into an integrated program including urban areas and rural centers, the number of which is around 1,200, he observed.
The minister noted that 70 projects have been studied, adding that the problem of governance has been raised previously with regard to the entity that will be responsible for the management of this project, before agreeing to carry out the projects dedicated to the rural world. , under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior, in coordination with the Al Omrane Foundation and all the agencies concerned.
Liquid sanitation is one of the most difficult projects, given that it is linked to a series of technical issues relating to underground drilling, in particular in the light of the phenomenon of large-scale urbanization experienced by a number of people. number of rural centers, he said, noting that an amount of 42 billion dirhams has been allocated from now until 2040, which reflects the importance given to this subject.