The Ministry of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform approved additional allocations of LE572.5 million to improve the quality of drinking water and sanitation services across Egypt.
Minister Hala el-Saeed said in statement on Monday that these allocations will help the development of the water and sanitation sector infrastructure, which will positively improve the lives of citizens.
LE272.5 million has been approved within the plan for the current fiscal year 2016/17 to start the sewage treatment and purification plant in Abo Rawash, as a down payment to start work on the project, at the request of the Ministry of Housing.
LE300 million has been approved to support the sector of drinking water and sanitation at the Ministry of Housing as an additional allocation under the 2016/17 plan. Of this, LE200 million is allocated to replace and renovate potable water and sewage plants in Egypt’s governorates, and LE100 million to supply cars and necessary equipment.
“These allocations come within the framework of meeting the urgent needs of the ministries to improve the quality of life and services provided to citizens, address development gaps and create balanced spatial development to ensure justice in achieving sustainable development and benefiting disadvantaged areas in accordance with the priority approach adopted by the government,” the Minister said.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm