• Egypt
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Dec 15, 2017
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Government of Egypt
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Dec 4, 2019

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Project Description

The Project will comprise three components:

  1. Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrading and Expansion: These works will consist of (i) upgrading the existing 1.2 million m3/d primary treatment plant in Abu Rawash WWTP to secondary treatment and ii) expand the existing plant capacity by additional 400,000 m3/d to reach a total plant capacity of 1.6 million m3/day with primary and secondary treatments. [Estimated cost US$ 386.6 million]
  2. Environment, Climate Change and Institutional Support: This component will include (i) capacity building technical assistance to address critical shortcomings at Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW), Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, (ii) public outreach to sensitize communities, water user associations, agricultural committees on good practices and benefits of the project, (iii) support to address regulatory weaknesses, promote a safe re-use of effluent, undertake studies to identify and design agricultural interventions for the benefit of the existing communities, and (iv) carry out feasibility study for the Sludge Management Facility. To promote gender diversity and inclusion, attention is provided under this component to reduce gender inequality in terms of skills, training access and job opportunities in the workforce in the water and sanitation sector. [Estimated cost US$ 2.2 million]
  3. c) Project Management and Engineering Services: This component will include project management functions (contract administration, financial management, stakeholder coordination) by CAPW and recruitment of two consultants. (i) An external auditing firm to undertake annual audit of the project, and (ii) an engineering consultancy firm to supervise the construction of the new facilities, operation and maintenance and the implementation of the environmental, safeguard, and Social Management Plan during the construction and operation phases, and administer the construction contracts. [Estimated cost US$ 5.8 million]
Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 273567509.6
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing:
AfDB: 70609002.65
Cofinanced: 35304501.32
Government: 167654015.9

Contact Information

Task Manager: ELWAN Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy, RDGN2



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