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Egypt’s parliament to discuss new financial laws Sunday – Egypt

Egypt’s House of Representatives will convene from Sunday to Tuesday to discuss 10 bills and two international agreements.

Most of the bills concern mitigating the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on state coffers, as well as generating additional financial resources necessary to cut debts and plug the budget deficit.

The first draft law will earmark an additional allocation of EGP 80 billion to the new 2020/21 budget.

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Egypt sets 5-year seawater desalination plan at $2.8bln cost – Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Housing’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), and General Organization for Physical Planning announced a five-year plan between 2020 and 2025 for expanding in seawater desalination plants across the country as part of a plan for water conservation.

The most populous Arab nation aims to establish and develop 47 seawater desalination plants with a combined capacity of 2.44 million cubic metres per day (cmpd) at a total cost of EGP 45.18 billion, according to the plan reviewed by Mubasher.

The plan covers 10 governorates; namely, North Sinai, South Sinai, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, Red Sea, Dakahlia, Kafr E-Sheikh, Beheira, and Matrouh.

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Search Siemens & Acciona Creating Digital Twin for Water Treatment Plants – Middle East

Siemens has been collaborating with Acciona to create a Digital Twin to improve treatment plant management in one of the biggest desalination plants in the Middle East.

This new technology is used to analyze, optimize and improve productivity, reducing operating times and finding faults early.

Simit software can be used to simulate field equipment and even the process of an entire plant, in real time. The Digital Twin creates a collaborative environment in which a virtual commissioning can be run, and operators can be trained in a safe way using a remote training station.

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Egypt- Untouched natural splendours and wildlife at Nabq Protected Area – Egypt

Sinai’s most famous national park, the sandy Ras Mohammad peninsula, is situated at the far southern tip of the region, edging out into the Red Sea,

The Nabq Protected Area is one of the lesser-known Sinai Tourists Attractions, although it remains to be seen how long this will continue.

This is especially as it is just a short drive away from popular tourist areas, such as Sharm El-Sheikh.

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Egypt builds the world’s biggest agricultural drainage treatment plant – Egypt

HE President AbdelFattah El Sisi officially inaugurated the Al Mahsamma agricultural drainage treatment, recycling and reuse plant in Egypt’s Ismailia Governorate on Thursday. Worth about $100 million, the project is the largest of its kind in the world.

With a capacity of one million cu. m. per day, built on an area of 42,000 sqm., the project has been developed by a joint venture (JV) comprised of Metito and Hassan Allam Construction under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.

The JV’s scope of work includes engineering, construction, operation, commissioning and operation and maintenance for a period of five years.

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Acwa Power contributes $0.34mn to support tahya misr fund’s efforts in combating covid-19 – Egypt

ACWA Power – a leading energy and water desalination provider – has donated EGP 5.5 million ($0.34mn) to Tahya Misr Fund with an aim to support the Egyptian government’s efforts in mitigating the impact of Covid-19.

The contribution reinforces ACWA Power’s social commitment to supporting the relief and prevention measures of the countries it operates in, and safeguarding the health and safety of its communities.

The EGP 5 million pledge to Tahya Misr Fund will be directed towards the purchase of ventilators and RT-PCR detection kits to boost the testing capacity for COVID-19 across Egypt.

Energy Recovery Wins $8.3M of Egyptian Water Projects – Egypt

Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERII) today announced awards of USD $8.3M to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® devices (“PX”) and related equipment and services to multiple desalination projects in Egypt.

“Energy Recovery prides itself on being a trusted partner to the desalination industry, and we remain dedicated to serving our customers as we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19.

The reputation of our PX and its lifetime value proposition are unmatched, and we are focused on fulfilling orders from existing inventory as well as booking new orders. Desalination plants are a critical part of the fresh water infrastructure of many countries, and we are proud to play our part in delivering affordable, clean water to the people of Egypt,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Energy Recovery wins $8.3 million of Egyptian water projects – Egypt

Energy Recovery announced awards of USD $8.3M to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger devices (PX) and related equipment and services to multiple desalination projects in Egypt.

“Energy Recovery prides itself on being a trusted partner to the desalination industry, and we remain dedicated to serving our customers as we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19.

The reputation of our PX and its lifetime value proposition are unmatched, and we are focused on fulfilling orders from existing inventory as well as booking new orders. Desalination plants are a critical part of the fresh water infrastructure of many countries, and we are proud to play our part in delivering affordable, clean water to the people of Egypt,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Egypt evaluating solar desalinators – Egypt

The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi energy company ACWA Power to conduct a feasibility study for an unspecified volume of renewables-powered desalination projects.

ACWA Power has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Egyptian government departments relating to the evaluation of a series of renewable energy-powered water desalination projects.

The agreement outlines plans for a preliminary study followed by an initial feasibility study for desalination projects at undisclosed locations in Egypt which would be powered by solar, wind or a combination of the two.

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East Port Said water desalination plant reaches 95% completion – Egypt

Construction of East Port Said water desalination plant has reached 95% completion, head of East Port Said City Authority Alaa Manei said.

The desalination plant will have a capacity of 150,000 cubic metres per day, with plans to be expanded in the future to a capacity of 250,000 cubic metres per day to serve about 500,000 people, he added in a statement on Tuesday.

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