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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 animal husbandry farms will be opened in the next few weeks.
Sisi confirmed that this project will be equipped with the latest equipment according to the international standards, adding that it will provide many job opportunities for Egyptians.
“By June 30, 2018, we will have 200,000 head of cattle,” Sisi added, indicating that the price of a ton of meat is $2,750.
President Sisi also inaugurated the largest fish farm in the Middle East, located in Berket Ghalioun, in Kafr al-Sheikh.
The fish farming mega project consists of two phases. The first phase 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 project consists of a hatchery for fish and shrimp on an area of 17 feddans with a capacity of 20 million fish and two billion shrimp.
The upcoming weeks will witness the inauguration of the first greenhouse, Sisi added.
He stated that the cost of 20,000 greenhouses will be LE 20 billion ($1.13 billion), in addition to the costs of the water treatment plants and other facilities associated with the project.
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 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 13,000 tons.
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