Egypt’s PM Madbouly inspects number of Siwa Oasis projects



Mon, 10 Jul 2023 - 02:13 GMT


Mon, 10 Jul 2023 - 02:13 GMT


CAIRO – 10 July 2023: Egypt’s Prime Minster Mostafa Madbouly, inspected on Monday a number of Siwa Oasis projects in Matrouh Governorate, accompanied by a number of ministers.

During the visit, Madbouli asserted the importance of developing el Souq Square and renovation works in the old oasis as part of a national project aimed at upgrading the irrigation and drainage management system in the Siwa Oasis.



The government is very interested in carrying out the project as soon as possible to contribute to efforts to turn the Siwa Oasis into a tourist destination of attraction to visitors from different countries, added the premier while inspecting the civilizational coordination works in el Souq Square and the overhauling operations in the old oasis Monday.

Madbouly also visited a number of shops and listened to a detailed explanation from Marsa Matrouh Governor Khaled Shoaib about the various works in the national development project of the el Gamea el Kbeir Square and its urban surrounding



Madbouly said that developing irrigation and drainage system helps find radical solutions to decade-long water problems in Siwa Oasis.

The minister was accompanied by Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Sayyed el Quseir, Local Development Minister Hisham Amna, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hani Sweilem, in addition to Governor of Marsa Matrouh Khaled Shoaib, Director of the Military Engineers Department Walid Aref, Director of the Water Department at the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Tamer Zaher, and a number of officials.


The director of the Water Department at the Armed Forces Engineering Authority said that the project to develop the irrigation and drainage management system in Siwa Oasis came in line with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to find a radical solution to the problem of agricultural drainage in Siwa Oasis, in a way that preserves the environmental balance.

Zaher further noted that the project consists of the "Antefir" lifting station, with a capacity of 60,000 m3/day

The project aims at redirecting the excess agricultural drainage water to Siwa drains that were pouring into the Siwa pond and transferring it to a 34-km-long open canal.




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