November 26, 2018
Assiut, Egypt – In its ongoing effort to make a positive difference in the daily lives of Egyptians, the U.S. government has worked over the past forty years to support the Government of Egypt’s efforts to ensure that all Egyptians have access to clean water. On November 26, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Assiut Potable Water and Sanitation Company and Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, inaugurated the Massara Water Treatment Plant and the Alexandria El Tahreer Wastewater Pump Station and Collection System in Assiut Governorate.
“Since 2009, USAID’s support has helped over 370,000 residents of Assiut have access to potable water and sanitation,” said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID Egypt Mission Director. “The facilities we are inaugurating today will improve the health and living conditions, as well as the livelihoods, of thousands of families.”
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 helped improve 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.