Delegation from EU, German KFW hails covered agricultural drainage project in Egypt’s Fayoum



Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 08:22 GMT


Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 08:22 GMT

CAIRO – 1 October 2022: A delegation from the European Union and German investment and development Bank KFW has hailed the project to establish a covered agricultural drainage project in northern Egypt’s Fayoum in an inspection tour on Saturday.

The project in Fayoum’s Tamiya town is part of the third national drainage program funded by a loan of 43.5 million euros from the KFW and a loan of 38 million euros from the EU to establish covered drainage networks, said director of the program Hala Said.

This is in addition to a grant worth 3 billion euros provided by the KFW to build capacities and secure technical support, she added.

The agricultural drainage projects contribute to developing national economy and increasing agricultural production by around 25 percent for many basic crops, said Mohamed Abdel Latif, deputy head of the drainage authority in Upper Egypt.

The agricultural drainage project is being implemented in two areas in Aslan region in Fayoum; the first came at a cost of LE 21.88 million and serves seven villages with 36,533 dwellers, while the second came at a cost of LE 19.14 and serves 90,000 people in 11 villages.






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