The Housing Ministry seeks to extend sewage networks to 818 villages by the end of next fiscal year at a cost of EGP 13.5 bn, Al Borsa reported on Wednesday.

A total of 4,774 villages are included in a 10-year nationwide plan for sewage and water sanitation, of which approximately 15.3% of the projects have been completed in 732 villages at a cost of EGP 10 bn.

Additionally, the National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage is set to build sewage projects in 106 villages at a cost of EGP 1.5 bn.

The projects are allocated as follows: 18 projects in Menoufiya, 15 in Behira, 17 in El Gharbeya, 11 in Ismailia, 11 in Minya, 10 in Damietta, five in Sharqiya, two in Kafr El Sheikh, two in Assiut, four in Sohag, three in Luxor, three in Qena and one project in each of the governorates of Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Aswan.