US$550 million by WB to improve sanitation services in Egypt

Egypt and World Bank (WB) have signed US$550 million program to improve sanitation services for more than 800,000 poor Egyptians. This program was approved by WB’s Board of Directors last July, and will focus on enhancing access to sanitation services in Nile Delta governorates of Daqahliya, Sharqiya, and Beheira in Lower-Egypt, where there is need to increase access to water, waste disposal, and health services. It is worth mentioning that WB’s current portfolio in Egypt includes 26 projects for a total commitment of US$5.92 billion in key sectors including energy, transport, water and sanitation, agriculture and irrigation, housing, social protection, as well as health and education.