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Egypt building water purification plant in face of shortages

AP  |  Cairo 

Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el- says the country is constructing its largest water purification plant to better face future threats of shortages.

The announcement comes as tensions with over the African country's building of a massive dam remain unresolved. According to Egyptian state-run dailies, el-was widely quoted today as saying "the state won't permit a water crisis."

quoted el-as describing the plant, being built near on the as the "largest project in history" of water distillation and sewage treatment.

Last month, urged the World to help resolve Cairo's tensions with as finalizes Africa's biggest hydro-electric plant on the Blue

says the dam will endanger its water share of the Nile, a claim denies.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:25 IST