President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaguretes on Saturday Middle East's largest fish farm in Kafr el-Sheikh- FILE PHOTO
CAIRO –18 November 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurates on Saturday a number of major projects in Kafr al-Sheikh, 89 miles from Cairo, with a total cost of LE 4 billion ($226,659,972.64), topped by Middle East’s largest fish farm and its industrial city.
The fish farming project consists of two phases, the first of which was carried out on an area of 4,000 acres and will expectedly cover up to 70 percent of Egypt’s domestic need of fish.
The industrial city of the fish project includes four main factories, a development and training center, and a central laboratory to ensure the high quality of the products.
The area on which the excavation and drilling works take place amounted to 16 million Square meters, which is six times the size of the Great Pyramid; meanwhile, the iron rods required for the construction works were estimated at 13 thousand tons.