The Moroccan Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, is again the bearer of good news. After his announcement in September 2022 that the Casablanca-Settat desalination plant would be launched in mid-2023, Nizar Baraka is back with projects in El Jadida, Safi and the Oriental region. The construction of these three other plants will also be launched this year.

With a smaller capacity than that of the Casablanca-Settat plant (200 million m3 of water per year, extendable to 300 million m3 per year by 2030), the desalination plant to be set up in the Oriental region will supply some 100 million m3 of water per year when it is commissioned, extendable to 200 million per year.