Egypt has rehabilitated canals with lengths of up to 5,242 km in different governorates thus far since the national project of lining canals kicked off.

The project, launched per the instructions of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, aims to rehabilitate canals with total lengths of 20,000 km at a cost of L.E. 80 billion by mid-2024.

This comes within the framework of a comprehensive vision seeking to provide necessary water needs for all water-using sectors, both quantitatively and qualitatively, which will reflect positively on achieving sustainable development goals and provide services to beneficiaries with the highest degree of justice and efficiency.

The rehabilitation of canals with lengths of up to 4,080 km is underway, in addition to providing financial funds to rehabilitate canals with lengths of 2,728 km in preparation for putting them up for implementation, bringing the total lengths covered by the project to date to 12,050 km.

In Qalyubia Governorate, the Ministry aims to rehabilitate canals with lengths of 500 km, and financial funds have been arranged to rehabilitate canals with lengths of 250 km.

Modern irrigation projects aim at rationalizing water use and maximizing the return from the water unit. Several expanded conferences and awareness seminars were held in the governorates to introduce the ministry’s plan to implement projects to rehabilitate watersheds and transform them into modern irrigation.

A cooperation protocol was also signed between the Ministries of Irrigation, Agriculture and Finance, the National Bank of Egypt, and the Agricultural Bank of Egypt, to achieve cooperation to implement an ambitious plan to achieve sustainable development for agricultural development projects.

The ministry is centrally involved in the work of the presidential initiative “Haya Karima”, which aims to achieve comprehensive development for the neediest rural communities, alleviate the burdens of citizens in these areas, and provide job opportunities.

The bodies of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation are implementing projects to rehabilitate canals, protect against the dangers of torrential rains, protect the sides of the Nile River, and operate underground wells with solar energy. There are a total of 195 projects, in 54 centers of the first phase of the “Haya Karima” initiative in 20 governorates, at a cost of up to About 13.35 billion pounds.


SOURCE: EgyptToday

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