The Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities will hand over four water plants powered by an Austrian loan in Giza, Assiut, Sohag, and Aswan by June 20. It is also set to hand over two water plants powered by a Spanish loan in North Sinai and Matrouh, Invest-Gate reports.

“Regarding the Spanish loan worth EUR 17.13 mn, the hand-over of the four water plants will take place on June 30 to the Spanish company carrying out operation and maintenance until June 2018,” says President of the National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation Sayed Al-Ashri.

Al-Ashri adds that concerning the Austrian loan, the project of designing and implementing the water desalination plant in Al-Arish city, North Sinai, is being completed with a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters per day. Designing and implementing the water desalination plant in Sidi Abdel Rahman city, Matruh, is also underway with a capacity of 12,000 cubic meters per day. Both are scheduled for completion later in 2017.