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  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government on February 8 announced plans to carry out $42 million USD worth of water projects in North Sinai governorate. “This budget has been allocated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A delegation of Saudi investors has expressed interest in carrying out desalination projects in Egypt’s coastal cities. During a meeting in Cairo last week with Egyptian Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities Abdel Qawi
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to upgrade 10 drinking water and sewage treatment plants in Egypt’s southern Sohag governorate, Egyptian officials said on March 5.
  • With protests continuing in Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi, the government on January 28 took steps to increase security at the Aswan High Dam to protect construction efforts. The facility is now fully under the control of Egypt’s Armed Forces, according to a source at the dam’s managing authority.
  • Egypt’s National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation (NADWS) will invest $1.2 billion USD in national projects during the 2013-2014 financial year, said Ashraf Kassab, head of the Central Department of Planning at NADWS.
  • Egypt’s Suez governorate this week revealed plans to build a new $150 million USD desalination plant. The 60,000 cubic meter per day capacity plant will be financed and implemented by Saudi and Bahraini investors, according to governorate officials.
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Scientific Research on April 24 unveiled a $29 million USD project to build a solar-powered desalination plant in the northwestern city of Borg Al Arab. The plant will produce 250 cubic meters of water per day and generate 1 megawatt of electricity.
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s North and South Sinai governorates revealed plans last week to build $41.1 million USD worth of new drinking water projects to meet increasing demand for water on the semi-arid peninsula. The first set of projects, announced on
  • 30 Jan 2012- 20:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Red Sea governorate announced a plan to upgrade its desalination facilities and build new plants during the coming couple of years. It needs to increase its desalination capacity “in order to avoid extending Nile water pipelines to
  • 17 Jan 2012- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation said it would cut the budget for water and sanitation facilities maintenance by 40 percent because of financial difficulties that have persisted since the January 2011 revolution.
  • 16 Jan 2012- 17:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s North Sinai governorate inaugurated a new desalination plant in al Maswatiya district, the third to be built in the governorate by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The other two plants were built in al
  • 8 Nov 2011- 12:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s North Sinai governorate has inaugurated Al Monbatah desalination plant, located in the city of Al Hasna. The $1.2 million USD plant, which has a capacity of 200 cubic meters per second, is one of three to be built in the governorate
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of Matrouh, located in northwestern Egypt, announced the start of construction of the desalination plant in Baghoush. Considered the biggest desalination plant to be built in Egypt, the plant will produce 24,000 cubic meters
  • 10 Oct 2011- 17:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Nile water reached the governorate of South Sinai, in northeastern Egypt, for the first time in its history. The governorate early this month completed the drinking water pipeline supplying water from the river to the city of Saint
  • 12 Sep 2011- 14:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of South Sinai will build a desalination station in the city of Aburdis, at a cost of $8.5 million USD, according to governorate officials. “The building of the station came after the residents of the city called upon the

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