Allweiler -Farid Pumps has signed a tripartite contract with the German Passavant-Aqseptence Group and the Hungarian Pure Co. to implement projects for drinking water and sanitation, within the national programme to develop Egyptian villages.
Hossam Farid, the company’s CEO and vice chairperson, told Daily News Egypt that the alliance started studying a group of Egyptian villages to develop drinking water and sanitation infrastructure, within the national project that aims to develop about 4,741 Egyptian villages.
He said the partnership aims to deepen local industrialisation as much as possible, as it was agreed in the initial memorandum of understanding (MoU) to use local raw materials in all joint ventures to save dollar expenditures and increase the competitiveness of Egyptian products.
The first agreement in the MoU before the partnership was to rely on Egyptian made products, whether iron, cement, and all related civil works, in order to maximise cost efficiency in the budgets allocated.
Farid estimated the cost for a single village to between EGP 20-25m for villages with population less than 15,000 and who consume an average of 200 cubic metres of water per day.
The national project for the development of Egyptian village aims to implement its programme on 4,741 villages within 16 fiscal years. The programme started in fiscal year 2014/2015, and is planned to end at the end of fiscal year 2029/2030.
The programme includes 4 main stages, most notably, improving the level of basic infrastructure services, including drinking water, sanitation, roads, communications, electricity, hygiene, environment and transportation, while the second axis includes improving the level of public services, including, education, health, and training. The third axis is improving the level of income, including providing job opportunities and diversifying sources of income. As for the fourth axis, it aims to strengthen popular participation institutions.
Between June 2018 to June 2022, the government aims to complete the development of about 208 villages, with 8 villages from each governorate, excluding Cairo, at an investment cost of EGP 7.3bn.
The project is divided into two parts, the first is the completion of the planned works of 78 villages at a cost of EGP 2.1bn, which will include drinking water and sanitation, road paving, electricity delivery, as well as developing youth centres, playgrounds, veterinary units, and post offices, raising the efficiency of schools, and implementing integrated service complexes, at a cost of EGP 5.2bn in 130 new villages.