South Asia and Beyond

Egypt Plans Green Desalination Plants

Egypt has unveiled a $2.5 billion plan to build 17 desalination plants powered by green energy. Bids have been invited from foreign and domestic investors to join with the country’s sovereign wealth fund to invest in the initiative. Egypt has a deficit of 25 cubic billion metres of water and Ethiopia’s decision to start filling the Grand Renaissance Dam has renewed fears that the waters of the Nile may no longer be available.

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