Irrigation Ministry urges citizens to avoid misinformation about flood

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Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 08:20 GMT

The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970- CC via Wikimedia.

The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970- CC via Wikimedia.

CAIRO – 21 September 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on Monday urged the citizens to receive their information on a possible flood due to an increase in Nile water level only from the ministry to avoid misinformation and confusion.

The Ministry said in a statement that it took all the precautionary measures in coordination with the concerned governorates to deal with any flood in order to protect properties and lives.

The Ministry said that the warning is issued only to those who cultivate lands lie within the route of the Nile river in violation of the laws regulating how to use the Nile waters.

The Ministry’s statement urged citizens to follow the instruction set by it in order to curb encroachments of the Nile route’s lands, a phenomenon that happened frequently during the latest years.

The Ministry pointed out that only the lands unlawfully cultivated and lie within the Nile route will be affected by the flood, the same way they were affected by last year’s flood.

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