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Egypt To Build World's Largest Desal Plant

CAIRO

Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati signed Nov. 8 a memorandum of understanding to organize some of the work of the Egyptian-Dutch Advisory Panel on Water Management, in the presence of Dutch Ambassador in Cairo Han-Maurits Schaapveld. The new memorandum focuses on developing cooperation between both sides in several fields, namely wastewater treatment, and is part of Egypt’s efforts to expand and optimize sewage and agricultural wastewater treatment. Shady Samir, chairman of Enterprise Sigma Technologies, said that the Egyptian government is making every effort in a bid to confront the shortage of water resources and fill the current gap estimated at about 20 billion cubic feet of water annually, by establishing over 350 desalination plants.

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