3.8 billion dirham for seawater desalination plant in Chtouka region
In its edition of november 9, L'Economiste informs that a mega seawater desalination plant will be located in the region of Chtouka. This public-private partnership project requires an investment of 3.8 billion dirham and will contribute to the sustainable socio-economic growth in the whole region.
It should be noted that the opening of the desalination plant is planned for 2020 and eventually contribute to the supply of drinking water in Large Agadir and water should supply for irrigated agriculture in the Chtouka-area of nearly 15 hectares. In addition, L'Economiste stresses that the duration of the contract, which binds the stakeholders, for as much as 30 years. Of this is 2 years and 8 years for the design and implementation (studies and construction) of the desalination plant and 27 years and 4 months for the operation.
L'Economiste explains that local sustainable development and sustainability of farming in the region are threatened by water shortages, in particular by the saturation of resources from surface water and groundwater.