Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi is pictured talking to the media next to top military generals in Cairo on January 31, 2015. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Reuters
CAIRO – 15 March 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inspected a number of national development projects in Toshka area, southern Egypt, early Friday.
He inspected farms of dates, grapes, and cultivated lands of wheat, stated Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
President Sisi was updated on the latest development of the region in the light of implementing the government’s strategic plan via building new communities, according to the statement.
The 60,000-feddan Toshka is the largest plantation in Egypt and depends on water of Lake Toshka. It includes a 40,000-feddan date plantation for cultivating 2.5 million palm trees, the statement added.
On December 22, 2018, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that Egypt is working on the biggest date plantation that will include around 2,500 million palm trees to produce top quality dates.
Moreover, a total of 20,000 feddans were allocated for producing strategic maze and wheat, besides other fruit and vegetable corps.
On December 28, President Sisi inspected the second stage of Rod el Farag axis, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) and the Pyramids plateau. A week earlier, he toured Galala city, looking at the touristic resort, the industrial zone, the phosphate factory and the international marble complex.
The Galala Mountain project is one of over 253 national projects that the military engineering authority is supervising nationwide. Generally speaking, real estate and infrastructure projects carries out by the country are essential to ensure there is enough space for the ever-growing Egyptian population and to lure in foreign, as well as local, investors, and bring more tourists into the country, all of which will contribute to turning the economy around.
(One feddan equals 1.038 acres)