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Thursday, 15 February 2018

EU provides its EUR 38 mn contribution to Fayoum wastewater project

EU provides its EUR 38 mn contribution to Fayoum wastewater project: The EU has provided the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with its EUR 38 mn portion of the EUR 448 mn package to help upgrade sewage and wastewater systems in Fayoum, according to an emailed EBRD statement (pdf). The project will connect one mn Egyptians to sanitation services through ”the construction of eight new wastewater treatment plants, the expansion of nine units and the rehabilitation of 10 plants as well as the installation of over 3,400 kms of pipes and 139 pumping stations. In addition, 350 sewage removal trucks will be procured to serve remote rural communities.” The EBRD had signed a contract with the Egyptian government in May for its EUR 186 mn portion of the loan, and the European Investment Bank is expected to do the same for its EUR 172 contribution by month’s end.

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