The Project for Strengthening Production and Improving Technical and Commercial Performance of Drinking Water Systems, shortened to PRPTC in Morocco, is set to receive close to US$ 79M financial boost in form of a loan from the African Development Bank, after the Board of Directors of the multilateral development finance institution approved the disbursement of the loan in question.
The loan will see the start and implementation of the first phase of the PRPTC, which upon completion will provide more reliable and secure water services to approximately four million people in the towns of Meknes, Tissa, Missour and Outat El Haj in the North African country.
Other Benefits of the PRPTC in Morocco
Other than providing more reliable and secure water services by securing drinking water supply systems, improving the technical performance of drinking water supply systems as well as commercial performance through a priority program of remote reading of billing meters, the Project for Strengthening Production and Improving Technical and Commercial Performance of Drinking Water Systems, carried out by the “water” branch of the Office national de l’électricité et de l’eau potable (ONEE), will also make it possible to improve service to users and share know-how in the areas of environmental protection, monitoring and evaluation, and new technologies.
Generally, PRPTC in Morocco has the same objectives as the Projet de pérennisation et de sécurisation de l’accès à l’eau (PPSAE) that is currently under development in five provinces of the North African kingdom. The five provinces are Guercif, Zagora, Al Hoceima, Tangier and Beni Mellal.
It is reportedly in perfect harmony with the AfDBs five main priorities, the “High 5” and it is also a part of the banks ‘Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022, the objective of which is to establish the conditions for sustainable and inclusive growth on the entire continent.