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Egypt completes 31 wastewater projects in 2015/16

The country's Minister of Housing reportedly said these projects were implemented by the Executive Authority for Potable Water and Sewage in the 2015/16 fiscal year

Egypt developed 31 wastewater sanitation projects in the 2015/16 fiscal year. [Representational image]
Egypt developed 31 wastewater sanitation projects in the 2015/16 fiscal year. [Representational image]

Egyptian officials said 31 water and sanitation projects have been completed across the country's Greater Cairo and Alexandria areas in the 2015/16 fiscal year. 

Minister of Housing Mustafa Madbouli reportedly announced these figures. 

The country's Executive Authority for Potable Water and Sewage (EAPWS) implemented these projects.

Of the total 31 projects, 18 were for wastewater sanitation, and 13 for drinking water, in addition to five drinking water developments in new cities, according to Hassan Al Far, head of the EAPWS. 

The rehabilitation and expansion works for drinking water plans in Cairo's Fustat District are also included in the list. 

Fustat District's drinking water plants' daily capacity was increased from 900,000 cubic metres to 1.1 million cubic metres. 

According to Amwal Alghad, a water purification plant in Obour was expanded to a daily capacity of 400,000 cubic metres.

Projects implemented in Alexandria include the rehabilitation of a water treatment plant in eastern Alexandria to a capacity of 600,000 cubic metres per day. 

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