Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has directed for the immediate start of construction of an agricultural wastewater treatment plant in the El-Hamam region on the North Coast.
In a meeting on Monday, Al-Sisi discussed the details of the treatment plant with: Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning; Major General Ehab El-Far, Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Staff; Osama Bishai, Chairperson at Orascom Construction; Kamal Allam, Chairperson of Hassan Allam Sons; Karim Madwar, Managing Director at Metito; and Sayed Farouk, board member at the Arab Contractors Company.
The planned wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 6 million cubic metres of water per day, with the treated water to irrigate up to 500,000 feddans west of the Nile Delta area.
This comes as part of the state’s strategy to expand Egypt’s agricultural area, develop the Western Desert region, and create new agricultural and population communities.
A consortium of Orascom Construction, Hassan Allam Sons, the Arab Contractors, and Metito will be responsible for the establishment.
Egypt has embarked on several water treatment plants recently, the most prominent of which is the Bahr Al-Baqar wastewater treatment plant.
The plant, which is the largest in the world, has a capacity of 5m cubic metres of water per day. It will also be used for the reclamation and cultivation of about 330,000 feddans of land east of the Suez Canal, in addition to the 70,000 feddan that are currently being cultivated.