Egypt’s Housing Deputy Minister for Infrastructure Sayed Ismail participated in an EU youth discussion on global water challenges during Cairo Water Week, Invest-Gate reports.
Ismail welcomed the university students, expressing happiness over their interest in water issues. He referred to EU cooperation on water and support for development projects achieving sustainable goals.
The deputy minister reviewed the ministry’s drinking water and sanitation projects nationwide, aiming to boost services and sustainability through utilizing all resources.
Key challenges include population growth, climate change impacts on resources, drinking water costs and local manufacturing. Ismail stressed opportunities for youth ideas and unconventional solutions.
Cooperation with the universities introduces students to projects and field visits. Ismail noted the regulator’s role in monitoring providers’ performance and service quality to aid improvement plans.
Community participation and civil society institutions impact projects’ commitment and benefits. There is close coordination with regard to issues related to water involving several key ministries resulting in current success, according to the deputy housing minister.