The largest fish farming project in the Middle East and Africa inaugurated by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on 18 Nov. 2017 in Kafr al-Sheikh governorate – Press photo
CAIRO – 18 November 2017: During the inauguration ceremony of a number of major projects in Kafr al-Sheikh on Saturday, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced that 20,000 greenhouses will be opened according to international standards before June 30, 2018.
The upcoming weeks will witness the inauguration of the first greenhouse, Sisi said.
He stated that the cost of 20,000 greenhouses will be LE 20 billion, in addition to the costs of the water treatment plants and other facilities associated with the project.
Sisi arrived on Saturday to inaugurate several national projects in Kafr al-Sheikh governorate, in Delta, topped by the largest fish farming project in the Middle East and Africa.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, House Speaker Ali Abdel Aal and Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi, along with several other ministers welcomed the president upon his arrival at the ceremony headquarters.
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 amounts 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.