Morocco – Fifth Drinking Water Supply Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Mar 1992
Signature Date 13 May 1992
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2001
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2001
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 47,910,851.97
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Fifth Drinking Water Supply Project. It aims to provide water to urban populations and to the country’s industries in satisfactory quantity and quality. This project is part of the intervention program of the African Development Bank in the development of the drinking water supply sector in Morocco. It's also intended to satisfy the supply of water to douars (or villages) near water transmission mains. In some cities, including Fez, it's expected the extension of water distribution to new neighbourhoods and increased pressure to the higher levels of the system. The project comprises a series of sub-projects: extension of treatment plants at Berkane and Fèz, implementation of a new supply system for the towns of Berrechid, Khémisset, Meknès, Oujda, Salé, Settat and Tiflet, a sub-project for distribution in the town of Fèz, a training component as well as technical assistance for project implementation.

Project Objectives

In keeping with the water policy defined by the Moroccan Government, the project’s sectoral goal is to provide water to urban populations and to the country’s industries in satisfactory quantity and quality. The project objective is to meet the drinking water requirements of nine towns, with deficits varying according to the demographic trend and waning output from existing facilities (boreholes, wells, sources).


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the nine cities involved in the project, namely: Berkane, Oujda, Fez, Meknes, Khemisset, Tiflet, Salé, Settat and Berrechid.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office National de l'Eau Potable (ONEP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-EAZ-001
Last Update 29 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name BEN SASSI Belgacem

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
34.04 -4.87 Fes
33.9776 -5.52496 Meknes
33.6667 -6.25 Khemisset
34.7871 -1.92399 Oujda
34.92 -2.32 Berkane
33.0007 -7.62035 Settat
31.6932 -6.69389 Tifert
34.0389 -6.8166 Sale
33.2655 -7.58754 Berrechid