The producer and exporter of phosphate (a mineral used in the manufacture of fertilizers for agriculture, editor’s note) in Morocco will also ensure the operation and maintenance of the future treatment plant.
Egypt is one of the water-poorest countries in the world. One of the biggest challenges facing it now and in the coming years is securing enough water for its growing population, an enormous challenge given the double threat posed by climate change and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Yet Ethiopia has failed to provide clear evidence, let alone commit itself to a legally binding agreement that guarantees GERD will not affect the amount of water coming to Egypt, despite nearly a decade of negotiations.
SWPC has issued request for qualifications (RFQs) for the development of the 603-km-long Jubail-Buraidah Independent Water Transmission Pipelines Project with a transmission capacity of 650,000 cu m per day.
North Sinai Governorate is witnessing the construction of the largest water plant in the Middle East on its north coast, west of the city of al-Arish at a cost of US$97 million to meet the needs of all citizens of the governorate and to replace the water-pump system.
The governorate authorities are coordinating work to connect the giant water desalination plant in the 17 kilometer area west of Arish to deliver water to the main lines to be fed with water upon completion of the plant, with a production capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day as a first stage, Secretary General of North Sinai Governorate, Osama al-Ghandour, said.
The scope of work includes the construction, management and operations of power, desalination, waste-water treatment, solid waste processing, district cooling plants and communication infrastructure for the Red Sea Project.