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News EGYPT: $2.5bn to build 17 solar-powered desalination plants

There is no end to the initiatives to improve the supply of drinking water in Egypt. In this North African country, fresh water resources are becoming scarce due to drought. The situation is expected to worsen with the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd), which will reduce the flow of the Nile. Egypt is more than 90% dependent on water from this river.

In this context, the country of the pharaohs plans to build 17 new seawater desalination plants. To implement this important project, Egypt, through its sovereign wealth fund, aims to mobilise 2.5 billion dollars by 2025.

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Geographical coverage Egypt,
News date 02/09/2021
Working language(s) ENGLISH