The Egyptian government is launching a tender for the construction of four solid waste treatment and recycling plants in the governorates of Gharbia, Dakahlia and Kafr el-Sheikh in Egypt. The call for expressions of interest is open until 27 November 2022.
The Egyptian Ministry of Local Development is announcing a solid waste treatment and recycling project. It involves the construction of four plants in several areas of the North African country. These are the Belqas centre in the Dakahlia governorate and the towns of Hamoul, Kafr el-Sheikh and Dessouk in the Kafr el-Sheikh governorate. The governorate of Gharbia is also concerned by the project. To build these plants, the Egyptian Ministry of Local Development is launching a tender. Interested companies have until 27 November 2022 to bid.
The successful company will also build solid waste transit stations, rehabilitate random landfills and close some of them. New equipment will facilitate the collection and transport of solid waste produced by Gharbia, Dakahlia and Kafr el-Sheikh. These governorates are crossed by the 69 km long Kitchener Drain sewers.
The objective is to improve the management of this waste in order to ensure the quality of the water of the drain which flows into the Mediterranean Sea through the Nile Delta. Each solid waste treatment and recycling plant will have a capacity of 600 tonnes per day, i.e. 2,400 tonnes for the four facilities. This will improve the living conditions of about 11 million people in Gharbia, Dakahlia and Kafr el-Sheikh.
The Egyptian government will finance the work with a €79 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The European Union (EU) will provide additional funding in the form of a grant, valued at €8 million.