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Laayoune to get second seawater desalination station before end of 2020, ONEEP

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The city of Laayoune will get, before the end of 2020, a second seawater desalination station with a capacity of 600 L/s to meet the needs of the population until 2030, announced director general of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEEP) Abderrahim Hafidi.

Hafidi, who took part on Friday in Laayoune in the board of directors of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra water basin agency, said that this project is an addition to the first sea desalination station inaugurated in 1995, with a capacity of 300 L/s.

In a statement to MAP, he added that a second project will start soon in Laayoune and concerns the construction of a wastewater treatment station with a capacity of 18,000 m3/day, explaining that this project will be completed in 2020 and will give a strong impetus to the development of this city, notably the development of green areas.

The director general of ONEEP also announced that the building works for a seawater desalination station in Dakhla will be launched soon in order to meet the water needs of the populations of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region. 

He noted that the meeting of the board of directors of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra water basin agency, chaired by Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water Abdelkader Amara, was very important as it comes a few days after the working session chaired by King Mohammed VI and devoted to the national priority program of drinking water supply and irrigation water for the period 2020-2027.

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