Reference: 20160835
Release date: 14 June 2017

Promoter – Financial Intermediary

FAYOUM WASTEWASTER EXPANSION PROJECT

Location

Description

Investment Programme for the construction and expansion of wastewater collection and treatment facilities in the vicinity of Lake Qarun (Fayoum Governorate). The programme will be implemented in two phases.

Objectives

The project will: - Provide first-time sewerage infrastructure to unserved rural population(more than 800,000 inhabitants); - Improve the living standards and public health of the population by (i) reducing wastewater supply/demand gap; (ii) limiting their exposure to water borne diseases; and (iii) freeing up higher quality water for irrigation; - Improve the environmental conditions in the Fayoum Governorate and Lake Qarun; - Enhance the regional economic activities related to Lake Qarun and employment creation in a governorate where more than 30% of the population lives below the poverty line;

Sector(s)

  • Water, sewerage - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

Under ELM Guarantee

This operation is covered by the EU Guarantee for EIB loans outside the EU.

Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

EUR 172 million

Total cost (Approximate amount)

EUR 395 million

Environmental aspects

The project is expected to have substantial environmental and social benefits as it addresses the lack of adequate sanitary infrastructure in the rural areas of Fayoum that significantly contributes to the pollution of Lake Qarun, one of Egypt's important natural landmarks with significant historical, natural and scientific importance. In addition, the project will provide much needed employment for skilled and unskilled workers in the region and would contribute to easing the country's unemployment burden. Any potential adverse environmental and social impacts are site-specific and can be prevented and/or readily minimised through appropriate mitigation measures and by adhering to globally recognized performance standards, guidelines, and/or design criteria.

Procurement

The promoter will be required to implement the project in accordance with EBRD procurement rules and procedures, and in compliance with the requirements and standards agreed between EBRD and the EIB in respect of Procedural Framework between EBRD and the EIB for projects under the Procedural Framework for operations outside the EU, as foreseen in the Bank's Guide to Procurement. In particular, the Bank will require that calls for international tenders be published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement.

Status

Signed - 25/07/2018

Disclaimer

Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

Related tags

Egypt Water, sewerage