Five New Large Dams For Morocco This Year

16 Feb 2021 by Local Press Report

Morocco will start building in 2021 five large dams with a total storage capacity of 525 million m3 that will enable the Kingdom to improve its drinking water and irrigation capacities. The construction of these dams, to cost the state around $538 million, is part of the national drinking water supply and irrigation program 2020-2027, said minister of Equipment & Water Abdelkader Amara at Morocco’s Upper House of parliament. Three dams will be built in the provinces of Azilal, Agadir and Figuig, while 2 will be constructed in Beni-Mellal province, said the minister, noting that the Imfout dam of Settat will be upgraded.