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Egypt: World Bank supports improved rural sanitation for 1.2 million people

Published on: 14/07/2011

The World Bank has approved a US$ 200 million loan to support Egypt’s Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project (ISSIP 2). The project will provide mproved sanitation and sewerage services to about 1.2 million people in 19 village clusters in the Governorates of Menoufia, Sharkeya, Assiut and Sohag.

The World Bank has approved a US$ 200 million loan to support Egypt’s Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project (ISSIP 2) in four Governorates: two in the Delta Region and two in Upper Egypt.

The project will provide about 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 National Organization for Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage and the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water and its four subsidiaries are implementing the project.

The Government of Egypt has prepared a National Rural Sanitation Master Plan, which aims to achieve 100% sanitation coverage in all rural Governorates by 2037.

In 2008, the World Bank provided a US$ 120 million loan for the first Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project (ISSIP1) in the three Delta Governorates of Beheira, Gharbeya and Kafr El Sheikh.

Related web site: World Bank - Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project (ISSIP 2)

Source: World Bank, 30 Jun 2011