Region: Middle East and North Africa
Sector: Water and Sanitation
This series showcases how the World Bank Group supports the development and implementation of public-private partnerships. This support comes in the form of public sector loans, private sector finance, sector and transaction advice, guarantees, and output-based aid.
Egypt’s first public-private partnership will have a major impact on the quality of basic services in a satellite city on the outskirts of Cairo. With IFC’s help, the government has awarded a land-mark concession for a wastewater treatment facility that will improve sani- tation services in New Cairo, as well as accommodate projected population growth. The project was awarded in June 2009.
A consortium of Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries and Spain’s Aqualia (Orasqualia) won the bid for a public-private partnership (PPP) to build, operate and transfer (BOT) a 250,000 m3/day treatment plant, which is expected to mobilize private investments totaling $150–200 million. The government has made the development of New Cairo’s infrastruc- ture a priority because the area’s population is expected to jump from 550,000 to approxi- mately 3 million over the next 20 years.
IFC’s advisory work was supported by DevCo. DevCo, a multi-donor program affiliated with the Private Infrastructure Development Group, is funded by the United Kingdom’s Depart- ment for International Development, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Agency, and the Austrian Development Agency.
Updated: June 27, 2022