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Egypt - Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt Luxor – IRSUE-Luxor - P-EG-E00-006 - Summary of the Environmental and Social System Assessment


In August 2018, the Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities (MHUUC), responsible for water supply and sanitation services, requested the Bank’s support to the National Rural Sanitation Program (NRSP), highlighting the Government’s willingness to advance institutional measures needed for the successful implementation of the program. The overall focus of the Bank’s rural sanitation intervention in Egypt is to improve access and services in different Governorates in Upper Egypt, which discharge untreated wastewater into the drain system. This first phase of the Bank financed program will be geographically localized in Luxor Governorate.

The Bank's engagement in the sector using this new results-based financing instrument is justified for three reasons: (i) the existence of a nation-wide program with clear and quantifiable objectives; (ii) the existence of a long-term budgetary expenditure framework; and (iii) the conclusive results of the technical, environmental and fiduciary assessments.

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