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Egypt - Sustainable development of Abu Rawash wastewater treatment system – ESIA Summary


This document is a non-technical summary of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment – ESIA report prepared for the "Upgrading and Expanding of Abu-Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant" project. The ESIA was prepared by ALDAR Consulting Engineers on behalf of the Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW / Orascom Construction and FCC Aqualia Consortium. The project is categorized as Category "C" by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), which has approved the ESIA in March 2016 and as category "1" in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Integrated Safeguard System (AfDB-ISS). The ESIA summary is prepared in accordance with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP 2015) and will be posted on the Bank’s website at least 120 days prior to presentation of the investment proposal for Board approval. Specifically, this summary provides information on project activities; anticipated impact of the project activities; measures to be implemented to mitigate the identified adverse impacts; and institutional arrangement to facilitate implementation and monitoring of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP).

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