The World Bank is granting Egypt US$6.7 million to improve its management of water resources, World Bank Senior Operations Officer Husam Abu Dagga said Sunday.
During a workshop held by the World Bank in collaboration with water resources officials, Abu Dagga said the country’s water resources sector has had many achievements. In the past decade, the percentage of connecting water facilities in urban areas has reached 100 percent, and 90 percent in rural ones.
There are many challenges that the government seeks to overcome with the cooperation of the World Bank, said Abu Dagga.
He said the World Bank is a strategic partner for Egypt, and that the partnership process is ongoing in order to provide help and consultation to the government in solving sewage and water sector problems.
Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)