Capacity of seawater desalination plants in coastal cities has increased currently to 917,000 cubic meters per day from only 80,000 cubic meters per day in 2014, Deputy Minister of Housing for Infrastructure Affairs Sayed Ismail said.

Ismail made the statements during the launching ceremony of the recently announced partnership between the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and CNN.

The country has established 82 desalination plants since 2014 and is working on constructing 14 new plants with a capacity of 518,000 cubic meters per day, Ismail said.