Following the recent earthquake in Morocco’s central Hoz region, the Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, reassured the public that the dams near the earthquake’s epicenter remain undamaged. Baraka emphasized that these Moroccan dams were constructed in accordance with international standards for earthquake resistance.
During an inspection of the dams in the Hoz region, he stated that “there was no impact of the earthquake on the Lala Takerkoust Dam,” the closest dam to the earthquake’s epicenter. He attributed the dam’s resilience to its sturdy construction, adhering to international seismic standards.
Minister Baraka clarified that while some minor issues arose, the main structures of the dams remained unaffected, as confirmed by post-earthquake assessments.
The Moroccan Ministry of Equipment and Water had previously denied reports circulating on social media about damage to several dams in the Hoz region following the earthquake. They emphasized that the dams in question are in good condition and continue to function normally. The statement aimed to dispel any misinformation and reassure the public about the safety and integrity of these critical water infrastructure projects in Morocco.