A “parliamentary mission” finalizes the report on the suffocation of the mouth of the Umm al-Rabiah river

The temporary reconnaissance mission established by the House of Representatives to determine the status of the mouth of the Umm al-Rabieh river is preparing to resume its work from September 22.

In this regard, Youssef Beyazid, parliamentary deputy of the Progress and Socialism Party and head of the temporary reconnaissance mission, revealed to Hespress that the mission will resume its work by holding a meeting with the head of the Casablanca-Settat region to discuss the situation of the estuary. of Oum Er Rabies.

Youssef Beyazid indicated that the reconnaissance mission will finish its work by holding a meeting with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Preparation of the National Territory, Reconstruction, Housing and Urban Policy, noting that the report of this mission will be ready during the opening of Parliament. . .

The head of the temporary reconnaissance mission revealed that the Ministry of Equipment and Water interacted with the reconnaissance mission taking some measures that remain as temporary solutions to overcome the environmental crisis in the Umm al-Rabi` river estuary, noting that The mechanisms belonging to the Ministry of Equipment swept the sands of the estuary, which made possible the return of the phenomenon of the tides.

Downstream maintenance work is expected to continue until the completion of a study aimed at proposing definitive solutions to guarantee the normal flow of water from the river to the sea.

Work is also underway to establish a sewage treatment plant, which will solve the problem of sewage pollution in the river.

On the other hand, the head of the exploratory mission revealed that the Ministry of Equipment and Water decided to organize a study day in order to study the known problems at the mouth of the Umm al-Rabi` river, and propose appropriate solutions.

The reconnaissance mission had organized a visit to the mouth of the Umm al-Rabi` river in Azemmour and met with several of those implicated in this file.

According to its technical sheet, the aforementioned reconnaissance mission aims to identify the state of suffocation in the estuary of the Umm al-Rabi` river and to see the ecological effects of said suffocation, especially with regard to the drainage of residual waters in the same, and identify the imbalances that threaten the ecosystems of this estuary and the death of various fish, as well as identify the repercussions of the situation on the artisanal fishing professionals who work in the region.

The mission seeks to answer a series of questions about the suffocation in the Umm al-Rabi` estuary, and the government’s vision to ventilate this estuary and prevent it from suffocating in the future, as well as the measures taken to maintain the ecological balance in this estuary and protect it from pollution and environmental degradation.

The statutes of the House of Representatives provide that standing committees may, at the request of their chairman, after approval of the committee bureau, a team leader or one-third of the members of the committee, two or more of its members with a temporary position reconnaissance mission on the terms and conditions of application of a certain legislative text, or a topic of interest to society, or is related to an activity of the government, administrations, institutions and public procurement in accordance with the dispatch of the Parliament.

All parliamentary teams and groups are represented in temporary exploratory tasks if the number of members assigned to them is equal to the number of parliamentary teams and groups. The proportional representation rule is used in respect of seats remaining after representation of all parliamentary groups and teams, or in the event that the number of parliamentary groups and teams exceeds the total number of members assigned to the exploratory mission temporary.

The office of the Permanent Commission determines the number of deputies that it assigns with the exploratory mission, provided that it does not exceed 13 members nor is it less than two members. Parliamentary teams and groups may also delegate a representative or representatives from outside the commission that formed the reconnaissance mission, taking into account experience and specialization.