Revolutionizing Egypt’s Water Infrastructure: €61.5 Million Agreement Announced for Yellow Mountain Treatment Plant Upgrade

Egypt receives 61.5 million euros in new funding from the European Union

In a major development, the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation recently signed a financing agreement worth 61.5 million euros with the French Development Agency and the European Union to complete the Yellow Mountain water treatment plant project in Cairo. This initiative is aimed at enhancing climate change adaptation efforts and water projects in Egypt, representing 20% of the ongoing development cooperation portfolio with the European Union.

The agreement, signed by Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, includes a development financing agreement worth 50 million euros, a grant worth 1.5 million euros, and a grant agreement between the European Union and the French Development Agency worth 10 million euros, totaling 61.5 million euros. The project will focus on the third phase of the Al-Jabal Al-Asfar water treatment plant, which serves 17.5 million people by collecting and treating wastewater.

With advanced technology and tertiary treatment for agricultural irrigation and biogas generation, this project aims to increase the station’s capacity by one million cubic meters per day while providing a renewable source of energy to generate 80% of the electricity needed to operate the station. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat highlighted the importance of the water sector in Egypt, emphasizing its role in achieving comprehensive development.

This financing agreement coincides with World Water Day and is part of the joint Egyptian-European relations under the “Team Europe” initiative. French Ambassador Eric Chevalier emphasized

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