Enlargement of Doukkala Canal

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Sep 1974
Signature Date 05 Dec 1974
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 1979
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 1979
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 1,267,093.09
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project concerns the expansion of the Doukkala Canal. It's an integral part of a development program and the realization of agricultural development activities. The project aims at widening the canal whose flow capacity should be increased from 16m3 / sec to 42 m3 / sec. It consists essentially of: (a) widening the 98 km long earthen section of the 111 km canal; (b) demolish some of the canal structures; (c) repair and replace some of the canal structures; (d) build new works; and (e) purchase and implement hydromechanical devices. At completion, the project should provide the additional water required to irrigate some 33,500 ha. As a first step, 21,570 hectares should be developed for the following crops: wheat, sugar beet, cotton, maize, vegetable crops and fodder crops for cattle.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to widen the Doukkala canal to increase its flow capacity from 16m3 / sec to 42m3 / sec.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the people and farmers of the Doukkala region. In addition, the project indirectly benefits the entire population.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Office Régional de mise en valeur Agricole du GHARB


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-AAC-005
Last Update 05 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
33.3201 -8.33828 Oued Oum er Rbia
33.20612 -7.48126 Oulad Rahma
33.66698 -5.65352 El Yousoufia