The Moroccan government has decided to open 44 new posts to increase its staff as part of the implementation of its priority programme for drinking water supply and irrigation for the period 2019-2026.
The Moroccan Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Logistics and Water wants to strengthen its teams for the implementation of major water supply and irrigation projects in the kingdom. In collaboration with the various ministries and service companies in the water sector, it is opening 44 new positions to be filled.
Objective: to recruit engineers, administrators and technicians. They will work on the construction of civil engineering infrastructures, on hydraulics, geotechnics, geology, law, information technology, etc. The new staff thus recruited will benefit from an intensive training programme which includes in particular the presentation of the responsibilities and organisation of the various departments of the Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Logistics and Water. It also includes field visits, training courses at various large dam sites in progress, and experience in “design offices and laboratories that have accumulated significant experience in the construction of dams and hydraulic structures“.
At least 20 dam projects are underway…
The six-month accelerated training will allow new managers in the water sector to acquire new skills and integrate more easily into their new working environment. The opening of the 44 posts is enshrined in the 2020 Finance Act, which is largely devoted to the priority programme for drinking water supply and irrigation for the period 2019-2026.
It will enable several water projects to be carried out in this North African country. The aim is to improve people’s water supply and irrigation systems for agriculture. As part of this ambitious programme, at least 20 dam projects are being developed in Morocco. They should enable the country to increase its water retention capacity by 5.30 billion m3. Morocco currently has a retention capacity of 20 billion m3.
The implementation of the priority programme for drinking water supply and irrigation for the period 2019-2026 will require an investment of 118 billion Moroccan dirhams, or more than 11 billion euros.
Jean Marie Takouleu