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Agadir Water Supply Project (Morocco)


Titre : Agadir Water Supply Project (Morocco)

Pays : Maroc

Date : 2001

Situated in a semiarid region, water is a valuable source of life and economic development for Morocco. Morocco has always put its highest priority on securing water, and has continued to facilitate water resource development and water supply facilities, when considering agendas for its development plan. Although 86 percent of the population in urban area have access to water supply facilities as of 1998, medium-sized or large cities are facing with an urgent need of increasing water supply capacity due to rapid urbanization in Morocco, and thus infrastructure development is underway. The project will focus on Agadir, a major city in the southwest region that has experienced a sharp increase of water demand due to the growing tourism industry. The demand for water is expected to reach the maximum water supply capacity by 2004. In response to sharp increases of water demand, JBIC has been extending ODA loans in the past : In 1995, the Water Supply Improvement Project that covered 18 regional cities, and in 1997, the Water Supply Improvement Project II that constructed water supply systems in Oujda, situated in the eastern part of Morocco, and Safi, in the western part of the country.

Résumé du projet
The objective of the project is to develop a new water supply system for Agadir, one of the major cities in the southwest region, by pulling water from the Ait Hammou Dam which is currently under construction (completion expected for March 2002). The project will ensure supply of safe water for the residents of 8 districts around the city of Agadir up to 2018 through newly installed water supply system. This project is expected to contribute to the sustainable development of the city which is a Mecca of tourism and fishing ports of Morocco and to improve its living environment.

Organisme d’exécution : Office National de l’Eau Potable, Division de Génie Civil, Direction d’Equipement

Montant du prêt : Amount (million yen) 6,412

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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