Egypt: The African Development Bank Group Funds Sanitation Infrastructure for Rural Communities
The African Development Bank Group will loan Egypt $129,8 million (€109 million) to improve sanitation infrastructure and services to rural communities in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region.
The financing consists of a $128,6 million (€108 million) loan from the Bank and a grant of $1,19 million (€1 million) from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) – an Africa-wide initiative hosted by the AfDB.
The funding will help meet the Egyptian government’s financing requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also support a sound water and sanitation infrastructure base – a key enabler for the country’s inclusive development. The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt-Luxor (IRSUE-Luxor) project should boost sewage coverage in the region from 6% to 55%, improving the quality of life of citizens, including women and children, who are most affected by poor sanitation.