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News EU helps Egypt develop its water sector through technical assistance project

The EU-funded Technical Assistance Project to the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) held its annual conference yesterday in Cairo. The event aimed at updating different stakeholders on the project's progress and key milestones.

 The EU has allocated EUR 2.4 million grant for this project. Ambassador James Moran, Head of the EU Delegation to Egypt said “the EU has a steadfast commitment to work with Egypt in this vital area”. He added: “water is a key to sustainable development… Egypt faces major challenges: to name but one, over 40 million have no access to sanitation. Best practice and the application of new technology are essential for a better planning for the future and I am confident these talks will make a major contribution to that”. The 24-months project is implemented by a consortium of European and Egyptian consulting firms and provides technical assistance to HCWW and 23 Affiliate Companies (AC)s through: · Providing HCWW with a strategy and a master plan for Technical Losses reduction.· Improving the management of Reverse Osmosis plants brine disposal through capacity building.· Updating the Rural Sanitation Strategy and providing HCWW with a diagnosis of the current situation and strategy implementation on pre-selected pilot clusters.· Assisting HCWW in organising Public Awareness activities.

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Geographical coverage Egypt,
News date 17/08/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH