Egypt lining up to establish major drinking water plant in new capital

Egypt’s New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development says it plans to build a new drinking water plant in the county’s new administrative capital to pump more than 450,000 cubic metres per day.

This comes as part of the state’s scheme to complete the infrastructure works of the new capital project, said the company’s spokesman and public relations manager Khaled Al-Husseini on Monday.

“The works (infrastructure) will include drinking water stations as well as sewage, electricity, and gas networks,” Al-Husseini further stated, adding that his company is currently executing the project’s road works.

In addition, the Egyptian official referred that the company is carrying out another drinking water station in New Cairo, with a capacity of more than 100 cubic metres per day.

“The two stations will meet the new capital’s needs within the upcoming five years,” Al-Husseini noted.

“The new capital’s road flagships capture the lion’s share, making 55 percent accomplishment rates,” he concluded.

Located some 40km to the east of Cairo, the under-construction new capital city is part of the government’s plan to expand urban areas to deal with the country’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The city will be a 270-square-mile hub with 21 residential districts to accommodate five million people.

It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference centre, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.

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