The cost of the plant is LE20 billion, and its daily capacity is 5.6 million cubic meters to be used in the reclamation of 400 feddans (one feddan equals 4,500 square meters) in Sinai.
With the joint venture of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors as the lead contractor under a US$ 739M agreement signed with the Armed Forces Engineering Authority back in 2019, the plant comprises four water treatment lines with a daily processing capacity of 1,250,000 cubic meters each.
It is equipped with advanced processes for pumping raw water, coagulation, flocculation, decantation, filtration, and disinfection.
The Bahr El Baqar wastewater treatment plant will collect domestic, industrial, and agricultural wastewater that flows along the Bahr al-Baqar Drain, which meanders 106 km from Dakahlia Governorate to Sharqia and from Ismailia Governorate to Port.
The effluent will then pass through the four treatment lines before being made available to farmers for irrigation. The government of the North African country estimates that the treated wastewater from the Bahr El-Baqar treatment plant will irrigate at least 168,000 hectares of land in the Sinai Peninsula.
According to egypttoday