5.6 billion pounds to develop the “Abu Rawash” treatment plant … and to complete it in 2021
Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, said that the state is interested in implementing projects to improve water quality in the Nile, according to the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic.
The Prime Minister directed the necessity of developing a time plan that would ensure the completion of these projects within the next two years, as well as coordination with the Ministry of Local Development regarding the filling of a number of banks in Giza Governorate, to eliminate any pollution that might occur.
The Prime Minister held a meeting today to follow up on the status of the projects being implemented within the framework of efforts to improve water quality in the Rashid branch, in the presence of Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy, Minister of Local Development, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, and Dr. Asim Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. And Dr. Ragab Abdel Azim, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Irrigation.
The Minister of Housing gave a presentation on the ministry’s efforts within the framework of implementing an integrated plan to improve water quality in the Rasheed branch, referring to the executive position of the projects that are being implemented in this regard, especially with regard to sanitation.
He explained that a number of projects are being implemented, in a way that contributes to raising the percentage of sanitation service coverage, pointing out that among them is the implementation of the integrated sanitation project for 22 villages adjacent to the Al-Rahawi Bank, as a first stage.
The Minister of Housing added that the projects also include the implementation of a project to develop and expand the Abu Rawash treatment plant, to accommodate incoming and future dispositions, so that the station’s capacity reaches 1.6 million cubic meters per day, through secondary treatment, in a way that contributes to improving the properties of the terminal, at a cost of 5.6 billion. EGP, and this project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
Al-Jazzar said that integrated sanitation projects are being implemented in Beheira Governorate, which comes as a first stage within the sustainable sanitation program for rural areas.
He explained that these projects have recorded advanced implementation rates, and it is planned to complete their implementation during the next year.
The article The government completes the projects to improve the water quality in the Nile River within two years, it was written in Al-Borsa newspaper.