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Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Alex West Wastewater Treatment Plant Is Expanding

Mon 13 May 2024 | 05:43 PM
Yara Sameh

The Alex West Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion program in Alexandria, Egypt, is a significant environmental and public health project financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Union (EU). 

The project, backed by a EUR 20 million Grant from the EU and a €120 million loan from the EIB, aims to upgrade the treatment facility from primary to secondary treatment levels and increase its capacity to meet the needs of the population up to the year 2050. 

The expansion will enable the treatment of at least 600,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day.

The total cost of the project is estimated at €184 million. The funding includes a significant grant from the EU, part of which is channeled through the European Neighbourhood Policy Investment Platform (ENPIP). 

The expansion is designed not only to improve the quality of effluent but also to contribute to the de-pollution of Lake Maryout and the Mediterranean Sea, aligning with the objectives of the Clean Oceans Initiative​

The project is expected to have broad social and economic benefits, including improved sanitation services for Alexandria, enhanced public health, and positive impacts on local industries such as fisheries and tourism. 

Additionally, the upgraded facility will feature energy-efficient processes, such as biogas generation from sludge treatment, further contributing to sustainable environmental management.