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European Union Ambassador: We support Egypt in managing and improving its water security

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The European Union delegation visited the wastewater treatment plant in East Alexandria. The project, which is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), aims to build a sludge treatment unit, the first unit to be established in Egypt outside Cairo.

Ambassador Christian Berger, the European Union’s ambassador to Egypt, stated that the station represents the concerted efforts by the European Union and member states to support Egypt in managing and improving its water security.

The delegation included ambassadors from European countries, including Ireland, Belgium, Slovakia, Lithuania, Spain, Latvia, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, Portugal and Austria.

Today, the European Union Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador Christian Berger, accompanied by a number of ambassadors of EU member states accredited to Egypt and a number of diplomats, began a tour that includes the governorates of Alexandria and Kafr El-Sheikh.

During the two-day tour, the European Union Ambassador visits a number of water and sanitation projects that the European Union contributes to financing in the two governorates.

The tour program begins with a field visit to the wastewater treatment plant in western Alexandria, Smouha, before the European Union Ambassador meets with the Governor of Alexandria, Mohamed El-Sherif.

Ambassador Berger and a number of European ambassadors and diplomats will also attend the opening of the European Union dialogue on water with the private sector and local businessmen in the city of Alexandria, and participate in the “Egypt Water” dialogue with young entrepreneurs and young water ambassadors.

The expansion program for the wastewater network in western Alexandria aims to increase capacity and raise the level of treatment in one of the existing wastewater treatment plants in Alexandria, improve the environment, contribute to sustainable economic development, support urban adaptability, and contribute to climate-supporting activities.

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