Egypt unveils three public/private desalination deals for 2016

Egypt has unveiled plans for at least three desalination public private partnerships in 2016 among a dozen infrastructure projects in various sectors.

The head of Egypt’s ministry of finance’s central partnership unit, Atter Hanoura, said that two desalination plants projects will be announced by the end of this month along with another one by the end of October. This year will end with the putting up of seven projects worth EGP 10 billion said Hanoura.

The dozen projects were expected to require investments of EGP 16 billion to EGP 20 billion (US$ 2 billion to US$ 2.5 billion) in the environmental sector, sports, sewage plants, recycling facilities as well as in desalination according to Hanoura.

He added that electricity projects will be put forward under Build-Operate-Transfer and Build- Own-Operate projects, under the supervision of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance.