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Collaboration in Action: Egyptian-European Agreement Boosts Water Treatment Plant Project and Advances Sustainable Development Goals

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Egypt to receive 61.5 million euros in new funding from the European Union

The Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation recently inked a financing agreement worth 61.5 million euros with the French Development Agency and the European Union to complete the Yellow Mountain water treatment plant project in Cairo. This project is aimed at enhancing climate change adaptation efforts and water projects in Egypt, which make up a significant portion of the development cooperation portfolio with the European Union.

The agreement includes a development financing agreement worth 50 million euros, a grant worth 1.5 million euros, and a grant agreement worth 10 million euros between the European Union and the French Development Agency. These funds will go towards the implementation of the third phase of the Al-Jabal Al-Asfar water treatment plant project, which serves 17.5 million people by collecting and treating wastewater. The project aims to increase the station’s capacity by one million cubic meters per day using advanced technology and tertiary treatment for treated water provision for agricultural irrigation and biogas generation.

Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, emphasized on how essential water sector is to Egypt’s development and its impact on achieving comprehensive development goals. She noted that this financing agreement coincides with World Water Day and is part of joint Egyptian-European relations under “Team Europe” initiative. The French Ambassador to Egypt and Head of European Union Delegation to Egypt both stressed on importance of cooperation in water security and management for sustainable development and environmental conservation efforts.

The Al-Jabal Al-Asfar water treatment plant project stands as an example of successful collaboration between Egypt and European Union towards creating a better future while conserving environment. This partnership aims to improve services for around 17 million people in Cairo, making it an important step towards achieving common development goals through collaborative efforts.

By Samantha Jones

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