Investment in Egypt’s northwest at $490 million

Published June 3rd, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Total investment in projects of drinking water, sanitation and roads in Egypt’s northwestern coast has reached 1.908 billion Egyptian pounds ($490.8 million), stated the minister of construction, housing and new urban communities, Mohammad Ibrahim Suliman, reported the official Egypt Online


According to the minister, a sum of EP 1.2 billion was invested in drinking water facilities, such as the Al-Amriya water station, whose cost is estimated at LE 120 million. The third stage of the station’s construction is currently underway, and it is planned with a capacity of 240,000 cubic meters per day. 


Another site where preparations are ongoing to construct a potable water facility is south of Al-Alamain. It is planned that this new plant will produce up to 334,000 cubic meters of water a day. It is to be set up in two stages, with initial costs estimated at LE 180 million, and LE 170 million allocated for the second phase of the project.  


The minister added that “seven desalination stations are currently being set up in western Mersa Matrouh, with a capacity of 5900 cubic meters per day and at a cost of LE 70 million”. 


The investment in road projects and bridge construction in the northern coast was set at LE 353 million, while that allocated to sanitation facilities reached LE 235 million, including LE 200 million for a Mersa Matrouh project and LE 35 million for the Mubarak Housing project in Amriya. ― (MENA Report)

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