Egypt sets up sludge digestion plant at $129mln in Alexandria

The project will run on renewable energy produced by the sludge

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Sewage water is drained into a branch of the Xinjiang river on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province February 14, 2011. China is now the world's second largest economy, but hundreds of millions of its people still rely on fouled water that will cost billions of dollars to clean. Picture taken February 14, 2011. To match Analysis CHINA-WATER/ REUTERS/Stringer

Image used for illustrative purpose. Sewage water is drained into a branch of the Xinjiang river on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province February 14, 2011. China is now the world's second largest economy, but hundreds of millions of its people still rely on fouled water that will cost billions of dollars to clean. Picture taken February 14, 2011. To match Analysis CHINA-WATER/ REUTERS/Stringer

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Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt is establishing a sludge digestion plant for treating wastewater in Alexandria at a cost of EGP 2 billion, deputy minister of housing Sayed Ismail said.

The project is aimed at reducing the sludge produced by the Eastern Wastewater Treatment Plant in the coastal city by 30% and generating green electricity, Ismail added in a statement on Sunday.

Set to be the largest wastewater treatment project in Alexandria, the project will run on renewable energy produced by the sludge.

Source: Mubasher

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