$38 million to expand Cairo’s water facilities
Cairo’s Governor Abd Al-Rahim Shahata recently stated that the Al-Tabin water station has undergone major expansion works to support and improve drinking water supply water to isolated areas south of the capital, namely the 15th May City and Helwan City. The project’s estimated cost is 150 million Egyptian pounds ($38 million).
The project’s first stage, which was initiated in October 2000, facilitated a capacity of 80 thousand cubic meters a day. Ultimately, the extension will increase the station’s capacity by an additional 150,000 cubic meters of drinking water daily.
Following the publication of studies predicting that the country will need an additional 20 billion cubic meters by 2017, Egyptian water officials are working on various means of developing current systems. These include expansion of current plants and water desalination projects.
Egypt consumes a total of approximately 66.34 billion cubic meters of water annually, 55.5 billion of which come from the Nile River. ― (MENA Report)
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