Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, Moustafa Madbouly, reviewed in numbers the ministry’s achievements over the course of two years. Achievements focused on water and sewage projects, roads, and slum development, Invest Gate reported.
For utilities projects, 424 water and sewage projects were executed with a cost of EGP 30 billion. 52 water projects were executed in 2014/2015 with a capacity of 763,000 cubic meter per day, and a combined cost of EGP 4 billion. In 2015/2016 on the other hand 84 water projects were completed, with a capacity of two million cubic meter per day, and a cost of EGP 14.4 billion. In 2014/2015 38 sewage projects were completed, with a capacity 612,000 cubic meter per day, and an EGP 3 million cost. In addition, the ministry completed sewage works for 112 villages, with a capacity of 64,000 cubic meter per day, and a cost of EGP 2.2 million, with projects worth EGP 2.8 billion underway.
In terms of road projects, the ministry announced the completion of 13 roads and bridges, which extend collectively over 490 kilometer in length, with a cost of EGP 1.3 billion. Projects pertaining to raising roads efficiency covered over 1000 kilometer of roads, and cost EGP 2.7 billion. Additionally, another three national roads are being built over 600 kilometers with a cost of EGP 4.5 billion, and one of the three has been already completed, he said.
For slum development, a total of 279 slum areas were developed over the past two years in 25 governorates, with a cost of EGP 14 billion. In 2016/2017, 156 slum areas are planned to be developed at a cost of EGP 8.5 billion to serve 340,000 citizens, while 44 areas are currently being developed with a cost of EGP 2.5 billion.
For 2017/2018, 123 hazardous slum areas will be developed to serve 300,000 citizens at a cost of EGP 5.25 billion.
As for Al Amal Village projects, 520 houses, 10 service buildings, and a police station were built at a cost of EGP 68 million.