Illegal exploitation of Western Sahara resources: WSRW warns European companies

London, Oct 12, 2017 (SPS) – Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) warned the European companies against the risks of illegal trade with Morocco, that involves products from the Sahrawi occupied territories.

Following a call to tender launched by the Moroccan government for the extension of the agricultural area in Dakhla, in the Sahrawi occupied territories, WSRW warned the companies which would be attracted by this project, about the "serious legal, moral and financial risks."

Last September, Moroccan government announced an addition of 5000 hectares to the agricultural zone in Dakhla, WSRW said.

The call for tenders includes, inter alia, co-financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation infrastructure and a desalination plant for a period of 22 years. SPS