The newly-appointed minister of irrigation and water resources, Hani Sweilam, held Monday a meeting with senior officials at the ministry to discuss under-progress and future plans.
The Egyptian government is keen to increase the cultivation of strategic crops, said Minister of Agriculture El Sayyed Al Qusseir.
The experience took place in New Valley's Sharq Al Owaynat.
Governor of South Sinai Khaled Fouda indicated Wednesday the total area of cultivated land in the desert governorate.
The project spans over 2.2 million feddans (one feddan equals 4,500 square meters).
The decision, which was published on Thursday's official gazette al-Waqā’i‘ al-Miṣriyyah, will come into force on Friday.
On April 23, 2013, Ghali was sentenced in absentia to 25 years in prison.
“The President also directed that the latest equipment and machinery be provided to reclaim the targeted lands in Sinai.
The Agriculture Minister said that there are a large number of peaceful applications and uses of the atomic energy, especially in the agricultural field.
Sisi launched a number of national projects of which some has started operating, while the others are underway.