Egypt Water Waste Infrastructure (EWWI)
- The Blue Economy Round -
The fair about water, waste and infrastructure solutions.
NEW VENUE IN 2023: EGYPT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER - NEW CAIRO
Many international governments support measures to boost economic development and create jobs and value chains in Africa in many different ways. Sustainable growth and employment depend crucially on trade and investment. However, for example, only around 1% of German foreign investment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) finds its way to Africa. The Federal Government in Germany and in some other countries are keen to change that. The private sector is a key partner in this context.
Many of the largest industry associations identified Egypt as new future market and are currently shifting their focus from East Europe and Asia to Africa. Egypt is at the forefront and is not only the gateway to Africa but has a leading role in the region.
In the fields of water, waste and infrastructure, SMEs are strongest driver of innovation and technology. However, highly specialized SMEs from industry may still be reluctant to invest in Africa and Egypt.
EWWI exhibition & conference in Cairo aims to close this gap by offering a direct platform for doing business in Egypt and the region and by helping companies to tap in this huge market potential and to accelerate their decision.
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The Egyptian government plans on investing approx. 50 billion US$ in the water sector by 2037.
The most important sectors are:
expansion of sewerage systems
water desalination plants
construction of small dams to collect rainwater.
Egypt is missing a waste collection system. In 2021, 47 million tons of waste were collected, whereas the country produces 95 to 100 million tons of waste a year. That is the reason the government passed a new waste management act on February 22nd 2022 with two main goals: limiting waste accumulation and expanding recycling.
The Egyptian government’s top priorities concerning the country’s infrastructure are:
expanding the infrastructure between and within cities
expanding the rail networks, roads and ports for the expansion of industry