Egypt Expands Desal In Coastal Provinces

2 May 2018 by OOSKAnews Info
CAIRO, Egypt

The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW).Raslan said that this plan accommodates Egypt’s population increase, especially in coastal cities, adding that coverage of drinking water in Egypt is about 95 percent (Egypt Today).In 2017, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development Mostafa Madbuli announced during a press conference the implementation of 16 desalination plants in five governorates: Matrouh, North and South Sinai, Red Sea and Port Said, stressing that desal initiatives come from Egypt's need to preserve Nile water for use in other activities, such as agriculture.

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