At least 50% of drinking water needs to be met through desalination process by 2030

APS - 28 June 2021

ALGIERS- At least 50% of the country's drinking water needs will be met from desalinated sea water by 2030, said Monday Secretary General of the Ministry of Water Resources, Ismail Amirouche.

Speaking on Channel 3, Amirouche said that the desalination of seawater has been retained by the government as an alternative solution to cope with water shortage, said Amirouche.

A production rate of 50% of drinking water from desalinated seawater is expected to take place by 2030, he added.

According to him, three desalination plants of sea water have been implemented since last March to meet the water needs of people living in Algiers and Tipaza.