President of the Republic, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, ordered today, Sunday, while presiding over the periodic meeting of the Council of Ministers, to start as soon as possible the launch of seawater desalination projects at the level of east, central and west of the country, which may reach five major plants with a production capacity of more than 300,000 cubic meters per day, for each plant, stressing the need for continuous coordination between sectors in order to formulate an effective and final strategy to solve the water crisis, according to a press release of the Council of Ministers.
The President of the Republic also ordered “continuous coordination between the sectors of national defense, energy, agriculture and water resources, in order to formulate an effective and final strategy to solve the water crisis,” according to the same source.
The President of the Republic insisted on “the necessity of bringing the sector to a definitively insightful policy according to a coherent and scientific plan for the production and management of water resources.”
President Tebboune also called for “reliance on dams at a rate of 20 percent and groundwater at a similar rate, and the rest of the percentage on sea desalination water, so as not to deplete the national strategic water reserve.”
The President of the Republic also ordered “the assignment of a studies office or a committee composed of sector executives for an accurate census of water distribution and consumption, for greater control.”