Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held a meeting on Sunday to follow up on the status of plans to establish seawater desalination plants.
Madbouly indicated that this meeting comes as a follow-up to the efforts being implemented in light of the strategic plan that the state is currently pursuing to expand the establishment of giant seawater desalination plants, in a way that contributes to maximizing the benefit from the extended coasts of Egypt, and meeting the necessary water requirements for residents coastal cities.
The Prime Minister stressed that work is being done to reach the best bids for the establishment of seawater desalination plants, in addition to temporarily local this industry in Egypt, with local component in this industry.
During the meeting, the Ministry of Housing reviewed its plan until 2025, related to the desalination file, and its five-year plans with specific quantitative targets at 6 million m3 of seawater per day.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar, Sayed Ismail, Deputy Minister of Housing for Infrastructure Affairs, Ayman Soliman, Executive Director of the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, and fund officials.