The Egyptian government announced May 26 its decision to expand seawater desalination projects in the upcoming period by building 14 new plants. 

The project, according to the government, aims to raise the total water capacity of desalination plants in the country to about 1.4 million cubic meters per day.

This comes amid the faltering negotiations on the GERD, as Ethiopia is getting ready to implement the third filling phase of the dam’s reservoir.