The National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage, acting under the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, is allocating EGP 7.393 billion for potable water projects for the current fiscal year, announced Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly, reported Invest Gate.

A total of EGP 693.4 million will go towards the replacement and renewal program, added Madbouly.

The ministry is continuing the implementation of a large number of sanitation and potable water projects in cities and villages all over Egypt, according to last year’s plan, and will start implementing the 2016-2017 fiscal year’s projects as well, added Madbouly.

“A total of 84 projects were completed last fiscal year for EGP 6.313 billion, through the National Authority for drinking water and sanitation,” Madbouly said.

“A number of drinking water projects have been executed in the past fiscal year. A total of  24 projects with a capacity of 413,500 cubic meters per day, 10 sewage treatment projects in cities  with a capacity of 81,000 cubic meters per day, and 50 projects for sanitation in villages, with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters per day,” Major Generak Sayed El-Ashry, the Chairman of the National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage.

“The approved budget of the Ministry of Planning in the past fiscal year amounted to EGP 4.995 billion. Approximately  EGP 4.472 billion were allocated for sanitation and drinking water projects, and EGP 423.4 million were allocated for the replacement and renovation. The plan was supported with EGP 1.3185 billion, which means that credits have been increased to EGP 6.313 billion,” El-Ashry said.

The authority plans to implement  183 projects this year, of which 52 are potable water projects with a capacity of 1,532 million cubic meters, 25 sanitation projects in cities with a capacity of 349,000  cubic meters per day, and 106 sewage projects in villages, added El-Ashry.