Egypt’s housing ministry is implementing five new potable water and sanitation projects in Ismailia governorate, with investments worth EGP 473 mn, aiming to suffice the needs of 260,000 locals, Invest-Gate reports.
Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar said three drinking water plants are underway in Ismailia, totaled at EGP 338 mn and serving 203,000 people, according to a ministerial statement.
El Gazzar confirmed that two of these stations are slated for completion in late September 2020, while the remaining one is set for opening before April 2020.
In addition, two sewage projects are also being developed at a total cost of EGP 135 mn to fulfill the water demand of more than 57,000 citizens, the minister further stated.
In January, the cabinet ratified during its Council of Ministers meeting four agreements with preferential funding terms for water, sewage treatment, and sanitation projects in a number of governorates nationwide, namely through Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and European Investment Bank (EIB).