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Bahr al-Baqar Water Treatment Plant twice the size of the High Dam: Prime Minister

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that the state implemented infrastructure projects during the last period at a cost of LE 68 billion, including the Bahr al-Baqar Water Treatment Plant which he called over ‘Twice the size’ of the High Dam.

During a press conference in al-Arish, North Sinai on Tuesday, Madbouly stated that Egypt has built the largest stations in the world

“Bahr al-Baqar Water Treatment Plant and Mahsama Water Treatment Plant have received certificates from international encyclopedias as the largest projects in the world in this field,” he explained.

Madbouly pointed out that all of comes aims to provide the development, reconstruction, and land reclamation for hundreds of thousands of acres in North and central Sinai.

The government is targeting 19 projects with LE55 billion in investments, he added.

“Mahsama Plant was implemented to serve the reclamation of 50,000 acres, and the Bahr al-Baqar Plant was implemented to serve the reclamation of 270,000 acres.”

Madbouly added, “Today, the Engineering Authority and the contracting companies are implementing the infrastructure after we completed Bahr al-Baqar Plant in order to reach the reclamation sites so that we can begin the farming process starting next year.”

He said, “I want to tell you, as an engineer, that a project like this is twice and thrice as big the High Dam.”

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