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Water-poor Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in 5 years

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Egypt issues tenders for 17 new desalination plantsEyes adding 2.8 mln cubic metres' daily desalting capacityTo buy water from private plants for subsidised re-saleEmphasis on using solar energy to expand desalinationKarmSolar firm aims to cut costs by integrating utilities

CAIRO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Water-scarce Egypt aims to more than quadruple desalination capacity by granting private companies concessions from its sovereign wealth fund to build 17 plants over the next five years with sustainable solar energy.

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