Thu, 12 May 2022 - 11:24 GMT
Thu, 12 May 2022 - 11:24 GMT
CAIRO – 12 May 2022: The Egyptian state continued its efforts to pump and establish water projects in the governorates of North and South Sinai, the most prominent of which was the work to establish the largest water station of its kind in the region of the Middle East countries.
Major General Abdel Fadil Shousha, Governor of North Sinai, said that one of the most important water projects that took place in the city of Arish is the development of the Arish water network at a cost of 866 million pounds, and the establishment of 9 desalination plants in Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid, Arish and Bir al-Abed, in addition to 14 desalination plants for water wells in central Sinai.
He added that one of the giant projects that the governorate is witnessing to save water “is the construction of the largest desalination plant in the Middle East, with a capacity of 300,000 cubic meters of water per day.”
He continued, “also the implementation of 12 projects in the water and healthy drinking sector, funded by the US Agency for Development, with a value of 50 million dollars.”
“One of the most important water projects is the construction of 3 lifting stations, drainage networks and extrusion lines with a total length of 32,000 m, a treatment plant with a total treatment capacity of 10,000 m3/day, and the connection of sewage service to the new neighborhoods of Al-Tur, the social housing project and the safe disposal of water Sanitation, and the establishment of a sewage station in Ruwaisat and a sewage station for workers’ housing in Sharm El-Sheikh,” said Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai.
He further added that the total cost of the sewage sector in South Sinai reached 252 million pounds.
The Governor of South Sinai stated that in the drinking water sector, a desalination plant was established in Tor Sinai, with a capacity of 30,000 m3/day, and 6 desalination units, and the amount of water production produced was increased to meet the city’s needs from the social housing project and King Salman University.
Expansions were carried out to the West Tunnel station to increase the quantity of production Water from 35,000 m to 70,000 m3.
Engineer Ahmed Said Arafa, head of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Company in North and South Sinai, announced the completion of the installation work of the connecting valves to increase the quantities of water pumped to the two cities of Abu Zenima and Abu Rudeis, and to improve services provided to citizens.
He added that work is underway in the seawater desalination plant in Taba, with a production capacity of 5,000 m 3 / day as a first stage, reaching 10,000 m 3 / day in future expansions in light of the strategic plan to secure the city's water supply. The volume of investments for the establishment of the plant is 350 million pounds.