Assuit Barrage - CC via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO - 8 August 2018: German Ambassador to Egypt Julius Georg Luy lauded the success of the new Assiut barrage project.
Germany is proud of being an important partner of Egypt's in this successful project, Luy said, adding that it is the biggest developmental German project in Egypt with a financing contribution of more than 300 million euros.
In a statement of the German embassy in Cairo, Luy said that the project of Assiut barrage works on providing irrigation water for 690,000 hectares that will benefit five million Egyptians working in agriculture.
Cooperation between Egypt and Germany in this project comes after their cooperation in Nag Hammadi barrage project that was implemented between 2002 and 2008, Luy said.
Building the new Assiut barrage on the Nile River took six years of continuous work, he said, adding that the contribution of the German government in the project reached 311 million euros out of the total cost of 474 million euros.
The new barrage will provide irrigation water for the area and meet the needs of 130,000 families of clean electricity.