ALGIERS – Sunday, 06 August 2023 (APS) – President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed that the ongoing hydraulic projects, notably seawater desalination plants, are able to ensure a regular drinking water supply for at least 15 years.


In his periodic interview with the representatives of the national media, aired on Saturday on the national TV channels and Radio Stations, the President of the Republic said that the different projects launched by the State in hydraulics and water supply will enable a regular drinking water supply during at least 15 years, without disruption,” adding that drinking water supply is a top priority for the public authorities.

The seawater desalination projects, that are being executed, are the only solution to ensure a regular drinking water supply in the country’s north, while in the southern regions, it is possible to resort to new projects of large water transfers, he said.

“We will resort, if needed, to the execution of the water transfer projects of Timimoun in Bechar, like the water transfer project of In Salah in Tamanrasset,” said the President Tebboune, affirming that “the means are available, both in terms of technicians and water resources.”

Emphasizing that the hydric stress is a global issue, because of climate change, President Tebboune affirmed the possibility of “launching in the future water transfer projects of Touat, Gourara and In Saleh to supply the neighboring regions.”

As regards the seawater desalination, the president of the Republic affirmed that “Algeria ranked, in short time, first in Africa and third in the Arab world, behind Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.”