Sisi urges securing elements of success for land reclamation projects across Egypt



Sat, 20 Aug 2022 - 02:49 GMT


Sat, 20 Aug 2022 - 02:49 GMT

CAIRO – 20 August 2022: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has urged providing all elements of success to land reclamation projects across Egypt in parallel with the governance of management and operation of these projects.

This comes with the aim of ensuring that these projects achieve the planned maximum production capacity as a basic general principle for all development projects nationwide, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi in a statement on Saturday.

The president made the remarks in a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, President’s Advisor for Urban Planning Amir Sayed Ahmed, and Director of Mostaqbal Masr agricultural project Bahaa El-Din Ghannam.

The meeting reviewed the executive position of land reclamation projects nationwide, especially around the New Delta, East Oweinat, Toshka and Upper Egypt.

During the meeting, Sisi was briefed on the developments of the current and future stages of the Mostaqbal Masr project within the New Delta as well as the workflow concerning the project’s components, including roads, axes, water wells, water treatment plants, and the electricity supply network.

The meeting also discussed the workflow at the reclamation project in Upper Egypt’s Minya and Beni Suef governorates, including the infrastructure work.

The president reviewed the workflow of land reclamation in East Owainat region, urging conducting precise studies in this area given its geographical nature, soil quality, geographical topography, climate and available water sources.

Sisi also affirmed the need for the selection of the best crops that can be grown in the region in line with those factors.

Over the past year, the president has inaugurated several land reclamation projects nationwide with the aim of supporting the country’s efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in strategic crops.

In April, Sisi made an inspection tour in Toshka agricultural lands in the South Valley of Upper Egypt’s Aswan to witnesses the start of the wheat harvest season.

Egypt has cultivated 217,700 feddans of agricultural lands as part of the project that produce around 550,000 tons of wheat annually, according to the documentary.

Egypt has also established seven new wheat silos with a total storage capacity of 420,000 tons in Arab Al-Olaikat area in Qalyubia, Bani Salamah in Giza, New Salhia city in Sharqia, and Abu Suwir in Ismailia as well as in the areas of San El-Hagar, El-Hammam, and Kharga.

The Toshka project contributes to adding an area of up to 1.1 million feddans to the agricultural area in Egypt, according to a report by Egypt’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).



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