AOI wins €38.8 mln contract to establish 4 waste recycling plants for Egypt’s Kitchener Drain

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Mar 2024

The Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) has won a 38.8 million euro contract in an international tender held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to establish four waste recycling plants for the Kitchener Drain, one of Egypt's most contaminated drains, in the Delta region.

During the signing ceremony of the contract on Monday 11 March, 2024. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Cabinet.


This contract is part of the municipal solid waste management component of the Kitchener Drain depollution project.

The project’s solid waste component is funded by 79 million euros from EBRD and an 8 million euro grant from the European Union.

This component, approved in 2018, aims to address the severe pollution in this Nile Delta agricultural drain, which stretches 69 km, passing through Kafr El-Sheikh, Gharbiya, and Dakahlia governorates and discharging into the Mediterranean Sea.

The depollution project aims to improve waste services in the three governorates, sparing millions of inhabitants the substantial impacts of uncontrolled solid waste disposal.

The Ministry of Local Development and the Arab-British Dynamics Company (ABD) affiliated with the AOI have signed the contract to establish the plants, each with a 600-ton capacity per day.

Three of the plants will be located in Kafr El-Sheikh, while one will be in Dakahlia, said Ismail Sayed, ABD’s chairman.

Sayed noted that the construction work of the four plants will take 22 months, starting this March until 31 December 2025.

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