19 January 2013

Egypt: Irrigation Minister - Egypt Keen On Nile Basin States Development

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Bahaeddin said that Egypt is keen on developing all Nile Basin states, pointing out that the progress of any Nile Basin country would give regional strength to the entire basin.

During a ceremony held for signing a contract on the 4th phase of a project to eliminate River Nile weeds in Uganda, the minister said in a statement released by the ministry on Saturday that the cooperation between Egypt and the Nile Basin states is inevitable and covers various cooperation domains.

The signed contract, worth two million dollars, is part of a 22.4-million-dollar project which saved a bridge on the Nile from collapsing due to the water weed pressure on its foundations.

The bridge links between Uganda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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