Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 06:45 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meets with the Cabinet on April 26, 2021- press photo
CAIRO – 26 April 2021: President Abdel Fattah directed the government to increase agricultural land plots in central and northern Sinai, said the Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement on Monday.
In a cabinet meeting, the President was briefed on the national project for agriculture and land reclamation in central and north Sinai, within the framework of the State's comprehensive strategy to expand integrated agriculture and land reclamation at the level of the Republic, Radi added.
“These efforts are exerted in complementarity with other similar projects, especially in the New Delta in northwest of the country, Toshka and East Owainat in the South Valley,” Radi continued.
“The President also directed that the latest equipment and machinery be provided to reclaim the targeted lands in Sinai, explore the best agricultural activities, and apply the cutting-edge irrigation methods to make optimum economic use of water and double production in quantity and quality,” he said.
The spokesperson said that the inventory and study of data on the surveying and nature of the soil were further highlighted, alongside the achievement rates already made in the previously-allocated lands.
“Efforts to implement the necessary infrastructure to provide water resources for the project, including water flow pathways in the targeted agricultural areas. Furthermore, efforts to make use of the available treated agricultural drainage water were presented,” he said.
The cabinet meeting was attended Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Assistant to the President for National and Strategic Projects Sherif Ismail, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al-Sayed El-Quseir, Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Director General of the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO) Major General Mostafa Amin, Chairman of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces Major General Ihab Al-Far, and Head of the Chairman of the Sinai Development Authority Major General Mohamed Shawky Rashwan.