Egypt - Sustainable Development of Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant (Abu-Rawash-WWTP)


Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2017
Signature Date 06 Feb 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Commitment U.A 73,350,888.65
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Beneficiaries

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.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Extending
Government of Egypt
Implementing
Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-EBA-003
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name ELWAN Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy
Email y.elwan@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Egypt