Egypt - Gabal El-Asfar Wastewater Treatment Plant - Phase II Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Oct 2009
Signature Date 10 Nov 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 42,085,243.58
Status Completion

Project General Description

Gabal El-Asfar Wastewater Treatment Plant (GAWWTP) - Stage II, Phase II Project is a part of the investment programme aimed at addressing the national issues of public health and environmental protection, including the protection of Egypt’s finite water resources. The main project’s output will be a 500,000 m3/d primary and secondary wastewater treatment capacity added to the existing GAWWTP. The cost of putting up this additional treatment capacity is estimated as Euro 233.5 million. The main direct impacts of this will be improved public health and a cleaner environment. It will contribute towards the attainment of the government’s goal and consequently boost socioeconomic development. This project consists of three (03) components, namely: 1) wastewater treatment expansion works; 2) institutional support and sanitation & hygiene promotion; and 3) engineering services (for project management).

Project Objectives

The project objective is to improve the quality of wastewater discharged into the drainage system in Cairo East, thereby contributing to increased coverage of improved sanitation and clean environment for the nearly 8 million people living in this area. The project entails construction of the next phase of GAWWTP (Stage II Phase II). This phase will provide an additional wastewater treatment capacity of 500,000 m3/d.


The beneficiaries of the project are the populations of 8 million living within the catchment of the of GAWWTP and estimated more than 785,800 living downstream of the plant.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government of Egypt
Autorité en charge de la construction des infrastructures d’eau potable et d’assainissement (ACEPEU) / Ministère du Logement, des Services publics et du Développement urbain


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-E00-001
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy ELWAN

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
30.05 31.65 Cairo Governorate