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Fayoum Wastewater Expansion Programme (Egypt)


Titre : Fayoum Wastewater Expansion Programme (Egypt)

Pays : Egypte

Date : 2017

EUR 448 million investment programme to fund an integrated wastewater treatment programme in the Fayoum Governorate, including the (i) construction of 8 new wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) ; (ii) expansion of 9 existing and rehabilitation of 10 existing WWTPs ; (iii) expansion of the sewerage network of about 3433 kilometers of pipes together with the installation of their 139 pumping stations ; and (iv) purchase of 350 evacuation trucks to serve other remote unserved rural areas (the "Project"). EBRD will provide a sovereign loan of up to EUR 186 million to the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is expected that the Project will be co-financed by a sovereign loan of up to EUR 172 million from the European Investment Bank ("EIB") and a EUR 30 million investment grant from the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility ("NIF"). The Project fully supports the Bank’s Green Economy Transition ("GET") Approach which, among different goals, aims at scaling up the promotion of sustainability of natural resources use, to support pollution prevention and to avoid/reduce the degradation of ecosystems.

* Increasing wastewater treatment capacity : The Project will provide access to improved sanitation services to over 940,000 people in six rural districts in Fayoum, thereby raising sanitation coverage to 86 per cent of the rural population (from a current level of 32.6 per cent).
* Contributing to the depollution of Lake Qarun : Lake Qarun is the third largest lake in Egypt and an important natural freshwater resource for economic activities in Fayoum. The Project will substantially contribute to reduced pollution of Lake Qarun. This will positively affect community health and key related economic opportunities in Fayoum, including fishing, fish-farming and tourism related activities.
* Improve operational systems and practices at local level : The Project will enhance the overall efficiency of the operations and improve the capacity and responsibility of the Fayoum Company for Water and Wastewater ("FWWC") while promoting the decentralisation of wastewater management.

Client : ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT Fayoum Company for Water and Wastewater ("FWWC")

EBRD Finance Summary : EUR 186,000,000.00
Total project cost : EUR 448,000,000.00

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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