A total of 31 drinking water and sanitation projects have been completed in Greater Cairo and Alexandria for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, announced Mustafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, reported Invest Gate.

The projects were implemented by the Executive Authority for Potable Water and Sewage, as part of the investment plan for the fiscal year that ended in June.

A total of 18 projects were for sewage water sanitation, with 13 drinking water projects, in addition to completing five drinking water projects in new cities, said Hassan Al Far, Head of the Executive Authority for Potable Water .

One of the completed projects is the rehabilitation and expansion of drinking water plants in the Fustat District of Cairo to raise their capacity from 900,000 cubic meters to 1.1 million cubic meters per day. The project serves 1.2 million people in areas such as Dar El Salam, Maadi, North Helwan, Tora, Al Manial, Al Darassa, Downtown, Zahraa El Maadi, Saqr Quraish, Al Basateen, Nasr City, and Moqattam, said Al Far.

In Obour City, a water purification plant was expanded to a capacity of 400,000 cubic meters for 800,000 people. A sewage plant was also completed in 6th of October City, serving 500,000 people. Expansion of the Obour City water plant has been completed to serve 800,000 people.

Additionally, 1,100 acres are being cultivated using between 15,000 and 20,000 cubic meters of treated water per day.

The Ain Shams region in Cairo also saw the expansion of a water sanitation plant to serve 1.2 million people in several districts, including Ain Shams and Mattareya.

In 10th of Ramadan City, a water sanitation plant was completed with a capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per day to serve 1.2 million people in the areas of 10th of Ramadan, Madinaty, Badr, Shorouk, and the New Administrative Capital.

Several projects were also implemented in Alexandria, Al Far continued. These include the rehabilitation of a water treatment plant in eastern Alexandria to a capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per day, to serve 2.5 million people in the eastern and central districts of the governorate.

In addition, another water purification plant was built to serve 680,000 people in various districts, including Nasreya, Morgham Al Kafoury, Alamerya, Zaweyet Abdel Qader.