Investments Made to Generalize Drinking Water in Rural Areas Increased Supply Rate to 96.6% in 2017 (ONEE)
Rabat – The investments made to generalize drinking water in rural areas have increased the supply rate from 14% in 1994 to 96.6% in 2017, said, Wednesday in Rabat, acting director general of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), Abderrahim El Hafidi.
The period from 1995 to 2017 has seen investments in the fields of drinking water and sanitation worth 64.2 billion dirhams, said El Hafidi, during the meeting of the Committee on Infrastructure, Energy, Mining and the Environment at the House of Representatives devoted to examining the situation of drinking water supply in the rural world.
The investments made by the various stakeholders during the same period in the rural world amounted to 19 billion dirhams, he recalled, noting that the 2014-2017 program contract signed between the State and ONEE provided for 4 billion of investments with a supply rate of 96.6%.
Referring to the obstacles hindering the generalization of the drinking water supply, Hafidi cited in particular the isolation, the inability of some companies to complete projects in due course time and the complicated procedure for obtaining authorization, which delays the implementation of projects on schedule.