World Bank Approves Loan for Egyptian Sanitation Project

The World Bank has approved a loan of $200m to support Egypt's second integrated sanitation and sewerage infrastructure project in four governorates.

The project will be carried out by the National Organization for Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage in collaboration with the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water and its four subsidiaries.

The aim of the project is to provide 1.2 million people in the governorates of Menoufia, Sharkeya, Assiut and Sohag with increased access to improved sanitation and sewerage services through the construction of wastewater infrastructure systems in 19 village clusters.

The Government of Egypt has given high priority for the safe disposal of wastewater in rural areas and has prepared a national rural sanitation master plan, targeting comprehensive sanitation coverage to the populations of all rural governorates by 2037.