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Egypt to build world’s largest water desalination plant amid deadlock in Nile dam talks

Egypt announced the building of the world’s largest water desalination plant, in a bid to meet the country’s growing water needs.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY RIYAD ABU AWADA picture shows the polluted Great Temple of Ptah in the Mit Rahina village (Memphis) near Giza, 35 kms south of Cairo, on October 26, 2010 where the archaeological sites are drowning with sewage, groundwater and garbage. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati signed Nov. 8 a memorandum of understanding to organize some of the work of the Egyptian-Dutch Advisory Panel on Water Management, in the presence of Dutch Ambassador in Cairo Han-Maurits Schaapveld.

The advisory panel was established in 1976 by a number of Egyptian and Dutch ministers as well as water resources management and development experts from the two countries. The panel aims to assist the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in water management.

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