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News Egypt to implement projects worth $50B to face water scarcity

 Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aati said Monday that the National Water Plan in Egypt (2017-2037) includes strategic projects of an investment cost of not less than $50 billion. 

The projects come within the framework of Egypt's efforts to overcome problems related to water shortage and are carried out in coordination with nine ministries, according to Abdel Aati. 

This came at the opening session of the seventh Beirut Water Week, which opened on Monday, April 8 under the rubric "Mediterranean Contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". 

The three-day event is held under the auspices of Lebanese Energy Minister Nada Boustani. 

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Geographical coverage Egypt,
News date 10/04/2019
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