• Project will increase connections to sanitation and sewerage infrastructure
  • World Bank is providing funding for project
  • Holding Company for Water and Wastewater is aiming for work to starton project before end of 2015

Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) invited companies to express interest in a project management consultancy contract for an integrated sanitation and sewerage project.

HCWW, on behalf of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Planning (MOHUUP), is planning the Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project (ISSIP 2) in the Delta region, and in upper Egypt.

HCWW has received funding from the World Bank to go towards the cost of the ISSIP2 project. Companies have until 23 August to submit expressions of interest (EoI) for the consultancy role.

The project has been designed to increase access for local citizens in the Delta and Upper Egypt areas to have more access to sanitation and sewerage services.

HCWW is planning for work to begin the end of 2015, and for the scheme to be completed in 2017.

Egypt is planning for significant investment in its wastewater sector to connect more of the population to sewage infrastructure and reduce pressure on existing wastewater infrastructure.

In January, Egypt’s PPP Central unit, on behalf of Egypt’s Construction for Potable Water & Wastewater (CAPW), received bids for the contract to develop the Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant. The Abu Rawash wastewater scheme is being developed as public-private partnership (PPP) project.