Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 02:24 GMT
Large project in Luxor to protect residents from torrential rain damages
CAIRO – 1 December 2020: A new national project is being built to protect residents of mountainous areas in Luxor from the severe damage caused by the winter season.
The project will be established in the mountainous area of Al-Toud city in Luxor governorate, in Upper Egypt. Heavy rains and floods leave these areas harmed, especially during the first months of the season.
Establishing industrial lakes, barriers and dams are part of the project to protect the area from torrents’ dangers.
Head of Al-Toud city, Mohamed Rizk said that the work is in full swing in the project, adding that the project is very important to maximize the use of the excess rainwater in irrigation and agriculture, and thus, in attracting population to the area.
Luxor governor Mostafa Elham said that special studies are being prepared to maximize the use of the torrential rainwater, which hit the governorate heavily every year.
Construction works of the industrial lake and dams may take a few months or may extend to a whole year.
A report indicated that the irrigation works carried out at a cost of L.E. 810 million, which consists of 73 industrial works in the governorates of Upper Egypt including: 15 dams, 29 lakes, 19 protection bridges, a guiding barrier, an industrial channel, and an outlet).