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Government announces an ‘urgent plan’ for water security

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:25 PM

Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Water Resources

Al Mal:
The government will start implementing an “urgent plan” to develop water resources and achieve water security, according to Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli.
Speaking to the House of Representatives, Madbouli said that the plan will include building new desalination plants.
“Water security could be achieved through protecting the legitimate water rights, implementing plan to develop Egypt’s water resources, rationalising the use of irrigation water, and protecting of the country’s coasts,” Medbouli pointed out.
The government, the Prime Minister added, plans to build new water purification plants with the aim to provide potable water to all governorates across the country. “We are also planning to expand the network of the desalination plants in the country’s coastal cities to fulfil their water needs,” he noted.