Morocco: HM the King Launches Anti-flood Project in Nador

Bni Ansar (Nador) - HM King Mohammed VI launched, Tuesday in the Commune of Bni Ansar (northeastern province of Nador), an anti-flood project for a sum of 85 million dirhams (around 9 million dollars).

Explanations were given to the Monarch on this project, which is part of the 2010-2013 urban development program of the city of Nador that mobilizes investments estimated at 600 million dirhams (65.5 million dollars).

The project, which is expected to benefit 360,000 people, provides for the development of the Ouchen, Akhendouk, Bouziza, Sidi Moussa and Chabaat Akhendouk rivers which flow through Bni Ansar city.

Works also include the construction of concrete canals, thirty-three crossing points and a scupper.

The first phase of the project, to cost some 53 million dirhams, involves the excavation of 50,000 square meters, the earthwork of 6,600 square meters and putting up 17,000 square meters of concrete.