Egypt to invest EGP 134.2 bn in seawater desalination plants through 2050
Egypt is investing some EGP 134.2 bn through 2050 to build seawater desalination plants that would give us 6.4 mn cbm/d of potable water, Housing Minister Assem El Gazzar said in a statement. The plan spans over six five-year phases, the first of which will see the government investing EGP 45 bn to build 47 desalination plants by 2025, he said, noting that 19 desalination plants that would output 550k cbm/d are already under construction in several governorates, including Sinai, Port Said, and Dakahlia. The new facilities would join 65 existing plants that produce 800k cbm/day. The ministry is also investing EGP 20 bn in two water treatment plants to re-use agricultural wastewater that could provide 6.6 mn cbm/day, which would be sufficient to water 460k feddans.