10 information to know about Egypt’s New Delta project



Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 06:17 GMT


Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 06:17 GMT

CAIRO – 30 March 2021: Last Sunday, President Abdel Fattah el Sisi directed the immediate launch of the New Delta project.

The President issued directives to the bodies concerned to merge the implementation phases into one stage and intensify the timetable, to promote the state’s strategy in the field of establishing new agricultural and urban communities characterized by modern administrative systems, including industrial complexes based on agricultural production, and providing thousands of new job opportunities, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al Sayed Al Qusair said in a following statements that the national project of creating a new Delta spanning over a million feddans (one feddan is equal to 4,200 square meters) will be executed in two years.

The area will be cultivated with strategic crops like wheat, corn, and vegetables, the minister pointed out noting that laboratory and field studies have been finalized.

The minister had told press earlier that the cost of reclamation per feddan is LE200,000,



Here is the most important information you need to know about the New Delta Project:


1. The New Delta project to be established on nearly a million feddans


2. It aims to accommodate the increase in population inside the Delta area especially from young graduates


3. It aims to compensate for the loss of agricultural lands due to unjust construction



4. it was scheduled to finish within ten years, but President Abdel Fatah al Sisi directed that should be completed within two years


5. The implementation of all phases was merged into one phase


6. The New Delta is a huge achievement which aims to strength the state’s strategy in agricultural and urban expansion, achieving food security, and establishing new agricultural, urban and industrial societies.


7. The News Project will be relieving pressure on the delta area along with providing thousands of new job opportunities



8. The New Delta climate is the ‘Mediterranean climate’ which is suitable for all crops


9. The location of the project is unique and is close to the old delta, with a strong road network and close to ports, which supports the agricultural exportation to global markets.


10 The project aims at eliminating unemployment, increasing job opportunities along with achieving self-sufficient in many crops.



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