18 November 2012

Egypt: Irrigation Minister Inaugurates Four Stations to Improve Irrigation, Plant Watering

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Dr. Mohamed Baha'uddin, yesterday 17/11/2012 inaugurated 4 pumping stations of watering to improve irrigation in a 54000 feddan space in the two governorates of Aswan and Luxor.

The aggregate costs amounted to LE 90 million, said the Minister after the inauguration. The government aims to put an end to the bottlenecks blocking the terminals of canals, as well as raising the efficiency of irrigation and watering in the governorates to increase the yield of the agricultural crops, said Baha'uddin.

Moreover, the Minister asserted that there was a governmental plan to develop the agrarian development enterprises in Upper Egypt, Sinai and Matrouh on grounds of being areas of priority.

He further elaborated that the Ministry has got a new study detailing the needs of the cultivated lands, the new expansions of the national projects' lands to resolve the problems of irrigation.

The Irrigation Ministry is undertaking the erection of new stations as well as replacing the old expired stations with the new ones, added Baha'uddin.

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