The government of Egypt has entered into a partnership with Russia for construction of a plant to manufacture seawater desalination components in the North African country. The agreement which was signed between the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI), the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces, the University of Alexandria, and RUSNANO Group, a Russian innovation development institution created in the frame of Presidential Initiative termed "Strategy for Development of Nanotechnology Industry", aims to support the North African country government’s plan to supply drinking water through desalination plants. The government intends to equip the country with at least 19 reverse osmosis plants by 2022, increase the number to 47 by 2030 and to 67 by 2050. These plants will be put up in coastal cities such as Nabq, Ras Sidr, Abu Zanima, Dahab, Nuieba, Arish 1, Arish 2, Arish 3, Arish 4, Sheikh Zayed 1, Sheikh Zayed 2, on the outskirts of Sidi Barani, West Port Said, Dabaa, Marina 1, Marina 2, Marbella and New Mansoura.
Source: Pumps Africa