The Egyptian cabinet discussed Monday plans to build
seawater desalination plants, as the country tries to address
looming water scarcity.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the government has
prepared a strategic plan to establish more desalination

Egypt needs around 114 billion cubic meters of water
annually, while it only has 74 billion meters available, said
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel
Aty in April.