These projects are in 22 locations nationwide, and aim to support Egypt’s strategy in pushing towards achieving Goal 2 of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to enhance food security.
According to the ministry’s ODA-SDG map, the development financing available to implement the second SDG encompasses $112m of non-refundable grants, and $374m of secured funding from 11 development partners.
Metito, the leading global provider of water and alternative energy management solutions, announced the handover of the 150,000 cubic meters/day seawater desalination plant in East Port Said to serve nearly one million citizens.
The Port Said Seawater Desalination Plant is built on an area of 79,000 square meters, including an area designated for future expansions. The project site was carefully selected to be in proximity to East Port Said City, which is slated to be the top beneficiary of the water produced.
South Korean companies have expressed interest in cooperating with Egypt in areas such as investments in the Suez Canal, alongside operating ports, developing railways, smart city projects, water desalination and more.
This came during a meeting held by the Asian sector at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the South Korean Embassy in Cairo on Friday, which included representatives of various Egyptian ministries, including Transport, Housing, Irrigation, Health, and representatives of several South Korean companies investing in Egypt.
The Egyptian Countryside Development Company and Aqualia Egypt singed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday that is targeting a joint cooperation between the two companies regarding establishing water desalination stations and applying smart irrigation systems in the 1.5 million feddan mega project.
According to the MoU, Aqualia will partner with the Egyptian Countryside Development Company in conducting initial research and visibility studies that include carrying out soil surveys and geo-rectified studies in the project’s location.
He can tell you how much of the population of Egypt inhabits water-intensive cities (97 percent) and how much water the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region consumes per capita compared to the US (significantly more).
CAIRO — Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources revealed May 2 four projects and plans to reduce water waste in the country, counter the growing need for water in the future and help mitigate the negative impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on its irrigation system.
Masrawy news portal quoted Mohamed Ghanem, spokesman for the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, as saying that they have prepared for all potential scenarios, including worst-case scenarios, by adopting a good management system for every drop of water.
He noted that projects are currently underway as part of the plan, most notably the rehabilitation and lining of canals and drains at a cost of 80 billion Egyptian pounds ($5.1 million), and that the project will limit water loss and allow a better water flow.