The Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, represented by the National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage is preparing to inaugurate 39 drinking water and sanitation projects in the coming weeks, said Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly, reported Invest Gate.

The water projects were implemented in various cities in different governorates at a cost of  EGP 3.319 billion, and serve approximately 2 million people, added Madbouly.

Approximately 20 water projects will be implemented with a daily capacity of 922,600 cubic meters, at a cost of EGP 2.91 billion, said Sayed Elashry, Head of the National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage. The projects serve 1.62 billion people, added Elashry.

“The projects completed and launched so far are: water plant expansion in Faqous, transfer of Shaghfoura outlet and Telrack plant, expansion to Hahyah and its network in Sharqia governorate.  In addition to Quleen in Kafr El Sheikh,  a new outlet in Basyoun in Gharbeya governorate, Al Mahmoudia water plant, expansion to Meet Khamees water plant, the reservoir in Wadi Natrun with capacity of 11,000 cubic meters in Beheira governorate, expansions in Meet Khamis water plant, and a water station in Minya Al Nasr with a daily capacity of 51,000 cubic meters per day,” said Elashry.

Other completed projects include a water station in Meet Ghamr in Dakahlia governorate, the Mianeh water station in Beni Suef, Abshadat and Beni Amer water stations, among others.

Four sewage plants are also scheduled to be completed, with a capacity of 349,000 for a cost of EGP 187 million, set to serve 123,000 people in Gharbeya, Menoufia, and Luxor.

The authority is working on completing  15 projects for sewage systems in villages, at a cost of EGP 222 million, to serve 169,000 people. The projects are in the villages Labeshit, Minya Ebyar, New Mansheya, Nasreya, and Sondsees in Gharbeya governorate, and in Mansheat Essam, Mensheat Alsherekeen, Aghour, El Raml, Arab Elraml, Alsokareya, Kafour Alraml, Kafr Bagour, Singlaf, and Mahla Sobk in Menoufia governorate, and a sewage plant in Sengrag in Minya governorate.