|Approval Date||15 Dec 2017|
|Signature Date||06 Feb 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Water Supply & Sanitation|
|DAC Sector Code||14022|
The present intervention is about the Sustainable Development of Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant (ARWWTP). It aims to protect the environment and water resources from pollution and to reduce health risks due to discharge of untreated wastewater to the drains and canals and enhance water re-use. The main outcomes of the project are: a) upgrade or improve the quality of existing primary treatment system of 1.2 million m3 per day to include secondary treatment, and b) increase or expand the treatment plant’s capacity from 1.2 million m3 to 1.6 million m3 per day of both primary and secondary treatment. Provision of secondary treatment facilities is essential to meet effluent standards in Egypt and to improve the water quality environment of the drainage system. The project is composed of three (03) components namely: (i) wastewater infrastructure upgrading and expansion; (ii) environment, social, climate change and institutional support; and (iii) project management and engineering services.
The project’s development objective is to protect the environment and water resource from pollution and to reduce health risks due to discharge of untreated wastewater to the drains and canals, and enhance water re-use.
The project will benefit more than 8 million people (men, women and children) in the project service area covering eastern side of the River Nile, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, mainly in the Giza Governorate in the West Bank of the River Nile. It will serve directly Giza Governorate (including 6th of October City and indirectly Monofia, El-Behira, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqia Governorates. Other beneficiaries include people living in villages downstream of the plant and along the system draining the effluent from the plant into Barakat drain, with an estimated population of more than 407,608.
African Development Bank
Government of Egypt
Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW)
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|
|Name||ELWAN Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy|