EGYPT: Stantec puts in a great bid for Lake Qaroun clean-up project

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EGYPT: Stantec puts in a great bid for Lake Qaroun clean-up project©Abdelrahman Hassanein/Shutterstock

Canadian company Stantec is expected to win the tender for the implementation of the sanitation project around Lake Qaroun in the Fayoum governorate in central Egypt.

The results of the call for tenders for the implementation of the sanitation project around Lake Qaroun will soon be available. Awaiting the official announcement of the public company Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), an international company seems to stand out through its offers. It is Stantec, a company based in Edmonton, Canada.

According to the Egyptian media, the company has submitted more attractive technical and financial offers than its competitors in the context of this call for expressions of interest. Stantec, specialised in construction engineering, employs 22,000 people worldwide. It is reportedly preparing technical and financial feasibility studies, as well as a review of the specifications and implementation criteria for the sanitation project around Lake Qaroun in the governorate of Fayoum, in central Egypt.

Five years of work…

If Stantec is selected, it will have to support the public company HCWW in the implementation of the remediation project. The work is expected to take five years. It is about the extension of the sewerage network. It will allow the effluents to be transported to eight new wastewater treatment plants. HCWW will also rehabilitate and extend at least 10 existing wastewater treatment plants in the governorate, as well as build 139 pumping stations.

This work will require an investment of 300 million euros. The Egyptian government will use funds from the European Union, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance the project.

The future facilities are expected to serve 940,000 people, mainly in eight rural districts of Fayoum governorate. According to the EBRD, the project “will have a positive impact on the well-being of the community and on the main economic opportunities in Fayoum, including fishing, aquaculture and tourism-related activities”.

Jean Marie Takouleu

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