Assem El Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, states that 25 potable water and sanitation projects have been implemented and are under construction, in addition to dozens of projects to deliver sanitation services to rural areas, Invest-Gate reports.

This includes the implementation of sanitation projects in the presidential initiative “Hayah Karima” for rural development and serving the people of Sharqia and the National Authority of Potable Water and Sewage is implementing these projects.

Moreover, the implementation of 4 drinking water projects in Sharqia has been completed, namely, the expansions of Bani Shebl and Talhwein water plant with a capacity of 4,000 m3/day at a cost of EGP 20 mn and Abu Kabir water plant with a capacity of 34,000 m3/day at a cost of EGP 325 mn, and two high-quality water units (Al-Adwa – Telga), with a capacity of 40,000 m3/day at a cost of EGP 260 mn and 8 drinking water projects are being implemented.

The minister indicates that the implementation of 6 urban sewage projects have been completed, and the other 7 are being implemented.

Ehab Khader, chairman of the National Authority for Drinking Water and sewage, indicates that the total number of rural areas served by sanitation in Sharqia is 119 rural areas, inhabited by 138 mn and 813,000 people as 31.3% of the population of the rural areas, and services are being connected to 95 rural areas including the projects of the presidential initiative “Hayah Karima” with a population of 1 mn and 250,000 people as 21.6% of the population of the rural areas.