Egypt: 53 million Euros for upgrading a screening plant

12 October 2009

The African Development Bank (BAD) this week approved a loan of 53.3 million Euros to finance the upgrading of a screening plant at Gabel El Asfar, in Cairo.

The aim of the project is to improve the quality of waste water discharged into the drainage system of eastern Cairo, and so create a cleaner environment for close on 8 million people.

The authorities are hoping that this will reduce illnesses associated with the quality of waste water.

Another objective is to increase the screening capacity of the plant by 500,000 cubic metres per day, by the construction of an extension. This should allow for a further 2.5 million people to benefit from the services of the plant.

The project should also contribute to the economic development of the region. The BAD is seeking to include the private sector in the performance of the project

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