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News MOROCCO: Laâyoune desalination plant to provide drinking water before the end of 2021

The Office national de l'électricité et de l'eau potable (Onee) has just set a new deadline for the delivery of the seawater desalination plant in Laâyoune, Western Sahara. The plant will finally be commissioned by the end of 2021.

The inhabitants of the city of Laâyoune, Western Sahara, will have to wait a few more months before they can benefit from drinking water from the new seawater desalination plant. On August 9th, 2021, the director general of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (Onee), Abderrahim El Hafidi, announced a new deadline for the commissioning of the plant. Before the end of 2021, the plant will supply 26,000 m3 of drinking water daily to the population of Laâyoune. The previous deadline was June 2021.

To supply the new seawater desalination plant, Onee is drilling coastal wells in Laâyoune, the capital of Western Sahara, a North African territory under Moroccan rule. The desalination plant will be equipped with three storage tanks with a total capacity of 5,500 m3.

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News date 07/09/2021
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