As Egypt continues to make every effort to improve the living conditions of its inhabitants and in line with the National vision of Egyptian development 2030, under the auspices of the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development and the Ministry of Local Development, Dr. Mostafa Medbouli – Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban communities, and Dr. Hisham Al-Sherif -Minister of Local Development will inaugurate the national conference “River Bank Filtration (RBF) for Drinking Water Supply in Egypt”, organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Program in cooperation with the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation, and with the attendance of Eng. Mamdouh Raslan, Chairman – Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, and Mrs. Rania Hedeya, Programme manager of the United Nations Office of Human Settlements Egypt office.
Five UN organizations (UN-Habitat, UNIDO, UN-Women, ILO and IOM) have collaborated with the support and cooperation of the Ministry of Local Development and Minya Governorate to develop an example of integrated local development based on the combined protection and empowerment approach for local communities and administrations, through “Hayat project for local development”, funded by the United Nations Trust Fund and Swiss Development Cooperation.
As part of the project’s objectives of supporting and developing the infrastructure, the project was able to provide clean drinking water with innovative technology to 150,000 residents of Al Adwah and Maghagha centers in Minia governorate in less than 6 months and at a cost of less than 5% of the cost of water delivery using traditional technology.
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