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CAIRO - 28 May 2019: Egypt signed an agreement with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation(SDC) entitled "Program for the Management of Drinking Water in Upper Egypt" to provide clean drinking water to more than 2 million people in Aswan over 8 years.
The program is set to be implemented from 2019-2027 in several stages at a total cost of $ 17 million, and is provided as a grant to invest in infrastructure, build the capacity of institutions, and raise awareness of beneficiaries of the project.
Swiss Ambassador to Egypt Paul Garnier pointed out Tuesday that the project aims to improve the management of drinking water and to help water and sewage companies in Upper Egypt provide high quality services through enhancing their administrative, technical and financial capabilities.
The project will also be supported by the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation in Egypt.
Garnier added that the project reflects Switzerland's interest in providing sustainable infrastructure services to provide pure drinking water in Upper Egypt, thus contributing to economic development, income-generating opportunities and entrepreneurship.
The ambassador explained that this project is an extension of a previous project launched by the Swiss Embassy in 2013 to provide drinking water for 100,000 people in the area of Nasiriyah, Aswan Governorate.