Metito collects Egypt deals worth US$ 8.5 million
Water management firm, Metito, has won contracts for four projects worth EGP 65 million (US$ 8.5 million) on the back of moves to support the revival of Egypt's local tourism economy.The projects are located in major resorts and will be concluded over the course of this year to bolster the critical infrastructure at the resorts. They include seawater desalination installations and sewage treatment plants.
Metito Africa managing director, Karim Madwar, said: "Egypt is a well known holiday destination. These resorts require investment, particularly in their infrastructure, to make them attractive to the Egyptian tourists and to those who wish to invest in real estate through owning vacation houses/villas. The new projects we are working on will play a key role in strengthening the appeal and value proposition of these resorts."
The plans, according to Metito, align with steps taken by the Egyptian private and public sectors towards economic recovery in recent months which have revived infrastructure projects previously put on hold while also bringing on new ones.
Two projects - at Hacienda Bay and Porto Sharm - include sewage treatment plants with a capacity of 1500m³/d each and provide also, training for site personnel. The seawater desalination installation at Marassi will use reverse osmosis to produce potable water at 7,500 m³/d. Metito will provide operation and maintenance of the plant for one year.
Previously, Metito installed a 5,000 m³/d reverse osmosis plant and a 3,000 m³/d sewage treatment plant at the same resort. The final project at the City Stars resort involves a build, own and operate scheme for a 4,500 m³/d desalination plant and a 3,000 m³/d sewage treatment plant.
Metito will also be providing delivery of temporary desalination plants to meet high water demands expected this summer at various areas around Egypt.