6 February 2013

Egypt: Capmas - Reclaimed Lands Up 151.6 Percent

The areas of reclaimed lands rose in the 2011-2012 by 151.6 per cent to stand at 39,000 feddans compared to 15,500 feddans in the previous year, said the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on Tuesday 5/2/2013.

CAPMAS attributed this increase to giving cooperatives larger plots of lands to reclaim. In 2011-2012, cooperatives reclaimed 28,500 feddans.

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