Cairo water treatment station expanded

Published November 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Head of the Water Authority in Cairo, Hassanin Al-Shahawy, has announced that the capacity of the Cairo water Treatment Station currently amounts to 800,000 cubic meters per day, reported Al-Ahram. By next April, the capacity of this station will rise to 1,110,000 cubic meters per day. This station expansion project is expected to put an end to the water shortage in some of the neighborhoods of cities such as Halwan and Old Misr. 


The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Yosuf Wali, stressed the importance of guiding and protecting the local water resources used in agriculture due to its vital role in expanding farming development and land reclamation.  


The minister added that the authorities are continuously making efforts to put an end to water pollution by planting chemical-free crops. The minister also called for the minimizing of chemical insecticides used in farming. The use of these products has dropped recently from 34,000 tons to 4,000 tons. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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