The New Sohag Development Authority is currently implementing 16 projects for potable water, drainage, irrigation and roads in the governorate, according to Prime Minister and Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouli.
Madbouli clarified that these projects come in line with the execution of development and service projects, providing the residents with different services.
The projects of sewage and drainage projects cost a total of LE 473.5 million, while the eight-road projects came at a cost of LE 219.5 million.
Head of New Sohag Development Authority Mohamed al-Dakroury said that a three-phase sewage treatment plant, with a capacity of 12,000 cubic meter per day for the first stage and a cost of LE 194 million, is in the pipeline in an aim to utilize treated wastewater in the irrigation of green spaces.
Another project in the plan is implementing a l station to serve the the university area, at a cost of about LE 11 million, as well as a seperate sewage lifting station serving other areas at a cost of about LE 44 million.
The road projects include a two-way road in front of the new city of Sohag leading to the Western Desert Road at a length of 14.5 km, costing LE 38 million, and a project to protect the city flooding risks, at a cost of about LE 52.5 million.
Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed had previously stated that Egypt directed the largest proportion of government investments during fiscal year 2018/2019 to the southern Upper Egypt region, recording 51 percent or LE 13 billion of state investment.
The southern Upper Egypt region includes five governorates: the Red Sea, Sohag, Qena, Luxor and Aswan.