|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|
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.
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.
African Development Bank
Office Régional de mise en valeur Agricole du GHARB
|Last Update||24 Oct 2020|