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Al-Khawr in Aswan Sewage Overflow Problem Resolved

For a long time, the crisis of rising sewage and groundwater has been a significant concern for residents of social housing buildings in the Al-Khawr area of the Daraw center in the Aswan Governorate. The residents have suffered for more than ten full years without a solution.

Governor Ashraf Attia of Aswan has appointed a technical committee, led by Assistant Secretary General Major General Ayman Reda, to conduct a field inspection and study the reasons behind the problem of ponds, stagnant water, and water accumulation in the areas of Al-Khawr and Al-Shatb Qibli in the Daraw center.

Major General Ayman Reda emphasized that the committee includes consultants and specialists from the Faculty of Engineering and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport. Additionally, representatives from the executive authorities, including the National Authority, the Drinking Water and Sanitation Company, Housing, and the City Council, are part of the committee. He pointed out that the urgent solution has been initiated by summoning water suction trucks to pump and remove all accumulated water in the sewage chambers and the surrounding areas of social housing buildings. The committee will also review, clean, and clear the sewer networks, completing the process within three days, and providing covers for them.

Ayman Reda further explained that the committee recommended quickly maintaining and operating four dysfunctional wells to play their role in drawing and absorbing groundwater to mitigate its negative impact on the housing units in the Al-Shatb Qibli village. Once the committee completes the detailed report, including all the reasons, recommendations, and required technical and engineering solutions, it will be presented to the governor of Aswan to take executive steps for fundamental solutions to this problem. This aims to meet the demands of citizens in these two residential areas affected by the difficulty of movement due to these stagnant waters. Additionally, these waters pose a risk to the structural integrity of residential buildings and rural houses, besides causing environmental pollution and the spread of mosquitoes, flies, and other harmful insects in the two areas.