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Emirati Metito pumps EGP 65m to desalinate seawater, sewage in 4 tourism projects: Managing Director

Egypt is prominent regional tourism destination, making company intensify activities in the sector in next period

Metito, the company providing intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, announced its participation in four tourism projects. The investment cost of the solutions the company offers to the projects is EGP 65m, according to a company official.

The official added the projects include: Citystars, affiliated to Golden Coast company; Hacienda Bay, affiliated to Palm Hills company; Porto Sharm, owned by Amer Groupl and Marasi, affiliated to Emaar Misr.

According to the official who preferred anonymity, the company will compete over expanding in providing intelligent water management solutions to Egyptian tourism resorts in the next period. This would especially be in areas of the Red Sea and South Sinai, through seawater and sewage desalination for irrigation purposes.

Metito intends to complete the four projects by the end of the current year, according to a statement by the company that Daily News Egypt obtained last Thursday.

“Egypt is a well-known holiday destination, but there are many resorts that cater not only to foreign tourists but also to Egyptians on vacation,” said Metito Africa Managing Director, Karim Madwar.

Daily News Egypt has disclosed that Egypt’s tourism income amounted to $4.5bn during the first half of the current fiscal year (FY) 2014/2015.

These resorts require investment, particularly in their infrastructure, to make them attractive to Egyptian tourists, according to Madwar.

“The new projects we are working on will play a key role in strengthening the appeal and value proposition of these resorts as we make safe, sustainable and clean water supply available from the outset,” Madwar added.

“Metito has been present and very active in Egypt and our commitment to the country and its people was never compromised, even in challenging economic times.”

The company’s portfolio of projects is diverse, working extensively with the industrial, municipal and residential sectors, according to the statement. It added that the company’s services aim at lowering energy consumption per cubic meter of produced water.

Karim mentioned that the projects of Hacienda Bay and Porto Sharm include comprehensive sewage treatment plants, with a capacity of 1,500 m3/day each. Moreover, they will provide training for site personnel. As for the sea water desalination installation at Marassi, it uses advanced technology to produce 7,500 m³/day of potable water.

The company built an advanced seawater treatment plant with a capacity amounting to 5,000 m3/day, in addition to 3,000 m3/d sewage treatment plant in Marassi.

The Citystars project involves a build-operate-transfer scheme for a desalination plant with a capacity amounting to 4,500 m3/d and a sewage treatment plant with a capacity amounting to 3,000 m3/d.


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