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2008

Supporting the Development of Rural Water Supply Facilities to Improve Living Conditions in the Northern Mountainous Areas (Rural Water Supply Project (III)) Morocco

Maroc

Titre : Supporting the Development of Rural Water Supply Facilities to Improve Living Conditions in the Northern Mountainous Areas (Rural Water Supply Project (III)) Morocco

Pays : Maroc

Durée : 2008

Contexte
The development of infrastructure in rural areas in Morocco is seriously lagging behind that of urban areas, and as such is seen as an important developmental task. At present, the water access rate in urban areas has reached 96%, and in rural areas too it has reached an average of 77%. However, in the mountainous regions in the north where water sources are scarce, access to roads is poor and villages are not closely situated, the water access rate is low at just 25-34%. For this reason, women and children in these regions have to work collecting water, and people are exposed to the risk of infectious diseases due to the use of untreated water. Under these circumstances, an increase in water access rates in rural areas is one of the priority tasks, and JBIC has been supporting the development of regional water supply facilities in Morocco.

Présentation
This project is based on the "Water Supply Program for Rural Populations (PAGER)" (1995) established by the Moroccan government. It aims to develop regional water supply facilities and provide safe water in mountainous regions in the north of Morocco, where the water access rate is low and the poverty rate surpasses the average level for the country (Moroccan government standards). This will support improvement in the living conditions and poverty reduction for the people living in these areas, which will lead to the alleviation of regional disparities. Through the implementation of this project, benefits for women and children in particular in the targeted regions are anticipated. Specifically, through a lessening of their water collection work, an increase in incomes for women and an increase in the rate of school attendance by children are expected. A drop in water-related infectious diseases in regions currently using untreated water is also hoped for. The proceeds of the loan will be used for the development of water supply facilities, consulting services (review of detailed designs, bidding assistance, works supervision, social mobilization activities for regional inhabitants etc.) and so on.

Organisme d’exécution : Office National de l’Eau Potable

Montant du prêt : Amount (million yen) 13,615

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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