United States Commits $13.8 Million in Water Sector Support for Egypt

United States Commits $13.8 Million in Water Sector Support for Egypt

September 10, 2018

Cairo – As part of Egypt’s economic reform program, the United States signed a $13.8 million agreement today to help build the capacity of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater and its subsidiary companies.  This agreement reflects the American people’s support for the priorities of access to water and wastewater services, in alignment with Egypt’s Sustainable Development Plan 2030.

“In support of the Government of Egypt’s strategic vision to reform water and wastewater utilities, USAID will provide technical assistance with a focus on operational efficiency and quality of service,” said U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Egypt Sherry F. Carlin.  “This will help HCWW and its subsidiaries reach self-sufficiency and ensure the continuation of services vital for the health and well-being of Egyptian families.”

USAID’s program in Egypt, totaling over $30 billion since 1978, promotes a healthy, educated, and employed population.  For four decades, the American people have partnered with the people of Egypt to bolster self-reliance, foster stability, promote economic growth, and reduce poverty.  In the water sector, over 25 million Egyptians have access to clean water and sanitation through USAID-funded systems.  To find out more about USAID’s work in Egypt, please see https://www.usaid.gov/egypt, and follow along on Facebook and Twitter at @USAIDEgypt.