Tue, 07 Jul 2020 - 01:26 GMT
Water pouring from a faucet into a clear glass cup- CC via Flickr/PROUSEPA Environmental
CAIRO -7 July 2020: About 489 projects in the drinking water and wastewater sector in cities have been completed at a cost of LE 58.5 billion, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Asem El-Gazzar said Tuesday.
EL-Gazzar clarified, in a statement, that 295 projects for drinking water had been completed at a cost of LE 38.5 billion, and 194 projects in the field of sanitation for cities had been completed at a cost of LE 20 billion.
He added that 62 projects for drinking water are being implemented at a cost of LE 8.3 billion, and 35 projects for sanitation of cities are also being implemented at a cost of LE 6.2 billion.
He pointed out that the construction works for 54 dual and triple treatment plants that have been spent on the waterways near the Nile River in Upper Egypt have been completed, at a capacity of 1.2 million m3 / day, at a cost of LE 8.9 billion.
In the field of sanitation of rural areas, the delivery of sanitation services to 703 villages has been completed at a cost of LE 5.6 billion, and sanitation services are being delivered to 169 villages, at a cost of LE 7.5 billion, according to the minister.