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Morocco - Project for the sustainable management of water resources in the Sebou Basin (PSMWRS) – Sidi Abbou Dam - Summary ESIA


The project proposed for Bank financing consists in the construction of a new Sidi Abbou dam on the Leben Wadi situated in Ain Maatouf Commune, Taounate Province.

Based on the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS), the project was classified in Category I since its development will cause the physical and/or economic expropriation of over 200 people alongside the flooding of about 590 ha of agricultural land, the displacement of 72 households and loss of livelihoods for 930 people, about 30% of whom are women. The project was subject to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), accompanied by a Framework Land Acquisition and Project Affected Persons Compensation Plan (PCATI-PAP). This document is the summary ESIA.

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