King Hassan of Morocco opened a new dam project on the Bou-Regreg River on Wednesday 9 June, stressing its potential and importance from the economic, tourist, a social viewpoints.
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Background: King Hassan of Morocco opened a new dam project on the Bou-Regreg River on Wednesday 9 June, stressing its potential and importance from the economic, tourist, a social viewpoints. With King Hassan was Prince Sidi Mohammed the heir to the Moroccan throne. Both were accorded an enthusiastic reception at the official ceremony.
The dam will be the seventh built since the country's Independence 15 years ago. Not only will it provide drinking water for the cities of Rabat and Kenitra, but its hoped it new lake will prove a successful tourist attraction. Plans are already in hand to landscape the surrounding areas. Development of the project is being supported by the World Health Organisation. Aid will also come from the United States
SYNOPSIS: Work on a new dam sited on the Bou-Regreg River in Morocco was officially inaugurated on Wednesday It's the seventh such project undertaken in Morocco's 15 years of Independence and will supply the cities of Rabat and Kenitra with ample quantities of drinking water. King Hassan and Prince Sidi Mohammed, the heir to the throne, arrived for the ceremony.
King Hassan inspected a Guard of Honour before the ceremony propel began.
Plans and models of the project attracted the King's attention. The dam is to be built in three stages, and completion is anticipated within three years.
The project has the support of the World Health Organisation, and financial aid will also come from United States interests.
King Hassan was invited to detonate an explosive charge on a nearby hillside, and so begin work on the dam. As well as supplying sufficient water to coastal Morocco, from Kenitra to Casablanca, to satisfy the foreseeable needs of the population, the Bou-Regreg Dam will provide badly-need water for irrigation.
King Hassan has stressed the potential and importance of the project from tourist, economic and social viewpoints.