President El-Sisi inaugurates bank-supported wastewater treatment plant

treatment plant wastewater 2826988 640The project aims to raise the production capacity of the existing plant by about 500,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day. (Image source: jarmoluk/Pixabay)Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on 15 December 2018 inaugurated the El-Gabal El-Asfar wastewater treatment plant (Phase II–Stage II) in Cairo

President El-Sisi, said, “The El-Gabal El-Asfar wastewater treatment plant project in Khanka in eastern Cairo aims to increase the treatment capacity of the plant, which is needed as a result of population growth. It will thus contribute to improving the water environment and sanitation in the capital.”

The project aims to raise the production capacity of the existing plant by about 500,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day.

The inauguration took place in the presence of a delegation from the African Development Bank (AfDB), led by Yacine Fal, deputy director general for North Africa

The AfDB invested US$58mn in Phase II – Stage II of the Gabal El-Asfar wastewater treatment plant, which provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly treatment facility for about 2.5mn people.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli commented, “The project is one of three such huge projects worldwide.”

By investing in the Gabal El-Asfar wastewater treatment plant, the bank is helping protect Egypt’s population, ecosystems and water resources.

The visit to the project site was combined with the launched of a massive housing programme for disadvantaged people who will benefit from improved housing as well as access to clean water.

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