Egypt will build five new desalination plants thanks to a loan granted from Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development; this loan is part of a wider scheme to develop the Sinai Penisula and it is the 42nd made by Kuwait Fund to the Egyptian government.
These desalination plants will serve to drinking water needs of residents in the Sinai Peninsular. The largest, with a capacity of 20,000 c3/d, will be located in EL Tor and the other four, each with a 10,000 c3/d capacity, will be located around the coastline of peninsula.
The desalination plants will include eight pumping stations, and a pipeline of 42 kilometers; they are expected to be completed by 2019.
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