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Egypt inaugurates water plants in Sinai amid development plans

Egypt is advancing major projects and inaugurating water treatment plants to support development plans for the Sinai Peninsula.
This picture shows an aerial view of the Ard al-Berak water treatment plant on the northeastern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, May 28, 2021.

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Sept. 28 the Bahr el-Baqar wastewater treatment plant in Port Said governorate, in the northwest of the Sinai Peninsula.

With a daily production capacity of 5.6 million cubic meters, the plant was registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest agricultural wastewater treatment plant. It took two years to build the plant at a cost of 18 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.14 billion). 

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