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Egypt- SCZone pays EGP 1.3bn to army’s Engineering Authority for desalination plant – Egypt

The Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces was paid EGP 1.3bn by the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) as part of the cost of establishing a seawater desalination plant in the southern area of SCZone.

Mohamed Shaaban, vice president of SCZone, said that the desalination plant has a production capacity of 100,000 cubic metres per day, at a cost of €90m (about EGP 1.76bn).

The southern area’s water needs are estimated at 250,000 cubic metres per day until 2030, and about 120,000 cubic metres per day from 2020 to 2025.

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Climate change: Egypt unveils plan to invest $50 bln in drinking water – Egypt

Egyptian government plans to invest about 50 billion dollars over 20 years to secure access to drinking water for its 97 million population.

The announcement was made by the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Abdel Aty on the sidelines of the Beirut Water Week in Lebanon, which opened its doors on Monday, April 8, 2019.

The project is part of the National Water Plan 2017-2037 in the drinking water sector.

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Egypt’s new administrative capital getting its own ‘Nile’ – Egypt

Egypt is racing against time to build a river in the middle of the desert, to go with the new administrative capital it is working on about 30 miles (45 kilometers) east of Cairo.

On Jan. 14, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attended the construction launch of the Green River project, worth 9 billion Egyptian pounds ($501.8 million), in the $45 billion new administrative capital. Seven construction companies are working on the project, which involves hundreds of workers.

Madbouly said during the ceremony that the man-made river will link a series of the new administrative capital’s “smart,” modern neighborhoods and will feature a chain of gardens making up one of the most distinctive botanical parks in the world.

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Egypt wins $131m Kuwait funding for desal projects – Egypt

Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) said it has signed a deal with Egyptian government to provide funding worth KD15 million ($50 million) for the construction of four water desalination plants in South Sinai region of the country.

The duo also signed another loan deal under which the Kuwait Fund would present an additional loan worth KD25 million ($85 million) to the Egyptian government for development works.

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Details of housing projects, water plants inaugurated by Sisi – Egypt

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday six housing projects and three water plants. The president visited Mahrousa 1 social housing project in Al Jabal Al Asfar in Daqahliyah governorate, which is part of Greater Cairo, while inaugurated the rest via video conference.

The other social housing projects are located in Al Asher Min Ramadan City, New October City, and 3,348 residential units in Cairo’s Badr City, and South Sinai. That is in addition to Ahalina 1 social housing project in Salam city in Cairo.

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Egypt signs 2 water system deals worth EGP2.2 billion with Kuwaiti Fund – Egypt

Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880.5 million.

The signing comes on the sidelines of the Africa 2018 forum taking place in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh. 

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Singapore’s Hyflux has PPP concession for Algerian desalination plant terminated – Algeria

Company says it does not agree with the action taken by Sonatrach and Algerienne des Eaux, and will “seek advice on enforcement and protection of its rights”

Hyflux, the Singapore-headquartered global developer and operator of power and water plants, announced on Tuesday that it has been served a termination notice for a sea water desalination project in Algeria.

The company said in a press statement that it received a notice of termination for its Souk Tleta Desalination Plant in the Wilaya of Tlemcen.

The 200,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day) plant, Hyflux’s first water treatment project in the Middle East, was developed in a joint venture with the state-owned Algeria Energy Company (AEC) and Malaysia’s Malakoff Berhad, according to the company’s website.

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Water projects implemented in N. Sinai worth LE533M – Egypt


The National Authority For Potable Water and Sewage has implemented a number of projects worth LE 533 million in North Sinai.

Work is underway to establish other projects at a total cost of about four billion pounds, said Alaa Ibrahim, the head of the executive office of the authority Tuesday.


Two desalination plants have already been established in Arish at a total cost of LE 175 million , Ibrahim said.

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Conflict Closes Libya City’s Water Treatment Plant, 125,000 Have No Water Access. Publication Argues The 2011 NATO Invasion Was A Water War.

Unprecedented levels of fighting” last week forced closure of the Derna, Libya, desalination plant.

The port city of Derna, in the east of the country, is facing severe water, food and medicine shortages, and electricity and water has been completely cut off for 125,000 residents.

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Seawater desalination plant in Zarat to be commissioned early 2021 (SONEDE CEO)

The construction works of the seawater desalination plant in Zarat (Gabes) will start by the end of 2018 and the station will be commissioned at the beginning of 2021, announced CEO of the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) Mesbah Helali.

SONEDE has launched, over the last ten years a project to improve the quality of water in southern Tunisia.

The project consists of reducing salinity to a rate of 1.5 grams per liter, compared to more than 2 grams in all regions and localities where the population is over 4,000 inhabitants.

 

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