48 articles in Egypt
Egypt’s PPP programme has been beset by problems since the revolution of 2011. Both the government and the private sector have acknowledged there is no alternative but to look for ways to make privatisation work.
The WWTP’s new list of qualifiers indicates PPP is becoming a local affair.
GWI’s new Global Water Market Report gives an insight into how to solve the problems of bidding in the Middle East, says Tom Scotney.
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) saw its income from power and water jump 9% to AED8.5 billion ($2.3 billion) in 2012 on the back of new capacity from the Shuweihat 2 IWPP.
After a long wait, the Egyptian government is now firmly behind private investment in desalination and wastewater infrastructure. What are the challenges?
How can Egypt wean itself off crippling subsidies without angering the population through tariff rises?
Improving wastewater reuse standards in Egypt offers not only an environmental benefit, but a financial one too.
Befesa Desalination Development Ghana Limited has closed the financing for its 60,000m3/d Nungua desalination plant in Ghana with a water price of $1.36/m3 – although it had to go all the way to South Africa to find finance.
Now that the revolution is over, the weakness of Egypt’s economy is the biggest challenge facing its wastewater infrastructure plans. The head of the country’s PPP unit remains confident.
While political stability is returning to Egypt after the upheaval of the Arab Spring, planners are having to deal with a new financial paradigm. How will the water and wastewater sector be affected?