The government of Egypt has announced that it has begun to implement a project for water conservation for a value of EGP 900 million (US$55.3 million), reports Zawya.
Last week, the Prime Minister of Egypt Mostafa Madbouly has said during his speech to the parliament that the plan consists of treating wastewater, modernizing the country’s irrigation systems and increasing the nation’s water desalination plants.
Madbouly added that in the past three years, the government has implemented projects worth EGP 110 billion (US$6.7 billion).
In addition, the Prime Minister has said that in the following two years, various water desalination plants are expected to be complete worth EGP 160 billion (US$9.8 billion) to provide potable water for the country’s growing population.
The Ministry of Housing has also established and heightened the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants, scheduled to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2019-2020.
Currently, seawater desalination plants produce about 800,000 cubic metres per day, compared to 80,000 cubic metres per day three years earlier.