World Bank Helps Improve Rural Egypt's Access to Sanitation Services

The World Bank has approved a $200 million loan to provide people living in rural communities in Egypt with increased access to quality sanitation and sewerage services.

The loan will be used for Egypt’s Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project, which covers the construction of wastewater facilities in 19 village clusters in the governorates of Assiut, Menoufia, Sharkeya and Sohag.

The World Bank has been supporting efforts of Egypt to improve its sanitation and sewerage systems since 2008, when the bank approved a $120 million loan for the first phase of ISSIP.

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