CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has inaugurated the Bahr El-Baqar water treatment plant, the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world.
The plant, which costs 20 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.27 billion), has a production capacity of about 5.6 million cubic meters per day of triple-treated water.
It includes four units, each with a production capacity of 1.4 million cubic meters per day.
The water produced by the station will be transferred to the lands of North Sinai as part of a national project to develop the governorate and optimize the use of water resources.
Egypt is implementing various large projects to benefit from agricultural drainage water.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said several development projects have been implemented in the Sinai during the last six years, including water desalination and energy, at a total cost of more than 700 billion Egyptian pounds.