United States and Egypt Inaugurate Wastewater System in Beni Suef

November 19, 2019

Taha Bosh, Beni Suef, Egypt – On November 18, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Beni Suef Potable Water and Sanitation Company and Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, inaugurated a wastewater collection system in Beni Suef. The new system will provide services for more than 17,500 households in Beni Suef.

“Since 1982, USAID’s partnership with Beni Suef has helped over 1.5 million residents have access to potable water and sanitation,” said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID Egypt Mission Director. “The wastewater collection system we are inaugurating today will improve the health and livelihoods for thousands of residents of Taha Bosh village.”

USAID partners with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater and its subsidiaries to construct or upgrade water and wastewater facilities in underserved cities and rural areas using low-maintenance technologies and local contractors. Additionally, USAID helps to improve operations and management of the Holding Company and its subsidiaries to enable better service delivery.

USAID has invested more than $3.5 billion since 1979 to construct or upgrade water and wastewater facilities that have improved the health and living conditions of more than 25 million Egyptians. This is part of the $30 billion that the American people have invested in Egypt through USAID since 1978. To learn more about USAID’s work in Egypt, please see https://www.usaid.gov/egypt, and follow on Facebook and Twitter at @USAIDEgypt.