Benslimane: launch of development projects for nearly 55 million dirhams

Benslimane: launch of development projects for nearly 55 million dirhams
Benslimane: launch of development projects for nearly 55 million dirhams

Abdelatif Maâzouz, president of the council of the Casablanca-Settat region. Credit: MAP

Three development projects were launched on Saturday in the douars in the communes of Sidi Bettache, Mellila and Tnine Toualaa in the province of Benslimane, mobilizing a total budget of around 55 million dirhams (MDH).

The launching ceremony of these projects took place in the presence of the president of the council of the Casablanca-Settat region, Abdellatif Maâzouz, the governor of the province of Benslimane, Samir El Yazidi, as well as representatives of local authorities and Locally elected.

The first project concerns the construction of drinking water supply canals for the municipalities of Mellila and Tnine Toualaa from the Tamesna treatment station, from which 43,000 inhabitants will be able to benefit, thanks to the construction of 20 km of water distribution canals. water, construction of infrastructure and installation of hydraulic equipment. The total cost of this project, which will be completed within 12 months, is approximately 27 MDH.

The second project concerns drinking water supply works for around 1,000 inhabitants of the commune of Sidi Bettache, thanks to the construction of 32 km of water distribution canals and 12 drinking troughs. This project, whose total cost amounts to approximately 11.5 million dirhams, should be completed within 12 months as well.

The third project concerns the launch of rehabilitation works in the center of the commune of Sidi Bettache, for a total cost of 16.5 million dirhams, as part of the development of emerging centers within the framework of the development program for the Casablanca region. Settat 2022-2027.

This project, which will last 8 months, includes the surfacing of roads and paving works over a length of 1.3 km, the construction of rainwater drainage channels, the installation of public lighting and the development green spaces.

In a statement to the press on this occasion, the president of the council of the Casablanca-Settat region stressed that the implementation of these infrastructure projects, which will be supervised by the Regional Project Execution Agency (AREP) of the Casablanca-Settat region requires a total financial envelope estimated at around 55 MDH.

Maâzouz explained that these projects will contribute to opening up and reducing territorial and social disparities in rural areas, stressing that these projects also aim to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of these douars and will have a significant impact on the populations of the municipalities targeted in the province of Benslimane.

For his part, the director of AREP Casablanca-Settat, Mustapha Amrani, indicated that the first project concerns the development of the urban space of the commune of Sidi Bettache, while the other two projects aim to provide drinking water to several douars, affirming that these two projects are part of a partnership and financing agreement with the Ministry of the Interior aimed at connecting a certain number of douars to drinking water at the level of the region.

Amrani added that the previous study aimed to provide drinking water to these areas from the hydraulic highway project of the Sebou and Bouregreg basins via the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah dam. In this sense, he explained that the vision had changed for reasons of security and strengthening of production at this level, and it was decided to connect them from the Tamesna dam, which constitutes a water reservoir. massif located in the commune of Fdalate in the province of Benslimane.

He said that the communes of the province of Benslimane will be supplied with water from the water resources of the province, maintaining that the project aims to create approximately 20 km of water canals to supply a population of approximately 43,000 people. , for a total cost of 26.84 MDH.

These projects are part of the implementation of the development program for the Casablanca-Settat region 2022-2027, which aims to achieve sustainable and integrated community development objectives.

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