Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly has declared that 275 million euros will be allocated to carry out drinking water and wastewater projects in 65 villages within an agreement between the International Cooperation Minister and European partners.
The project will be carried out in four provinces in Upper Egypt, including Minya, Assiut, Sohag and Qena.
The minister said 185.9 million euros will be allocated for drainage projects and 89.1 million euros will go to drinking water projects to serve 15 million people in 24 villages in Minya, 15 villages in Sohag, 13 villages in Assiut and 13 villages in Qena.
The project, according to Madbouly, aims to improve public hygiene for citizens targeted by the project, as well as the environmental circumstances of the areas in need.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm