The project also includes the establishment of seven barrages with a system to manage and follow up water distribution in 45 areas covered by the project, the minister added.
Egypt has added one million feddan of agricultural lands over the past 8 years, and for the first time in the country's agricultural history, it has used on the contractual farming approach.
The inititaive's projects covered more than 4,500 villages during its first phase, with a total of 175 centers in 20 governorates.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilam headed Monday to Kenya in a two-day visit to hold talks on bolstering joint cooperation in the sector.
Tenders would be invited soon for lining 1,664 others.
The experiment succeeded, under the supervision of the Directorate of Agriculture in Qena and the competent authorities, and proved its effectiveness compared to submersion cultivation in other crops.
Further, the municipal authority is currently paving a dust road to the lake, extending on 60 kilometers.
The ongoing portfolio of development cooperation for projects affiliated with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation amounts to $668 million.
Egypt also delivered training to African human resources.
The minister made the statements in a meeting with senators.
The initiaitive is planned to be completed over seven years.
Egypt's new water resources and irrigation law includes 10 prohibitions that are forbidden to be carried out, with the aim of preserving water resources in light of their limitations.
Egypt will finalize and deliver the first group of green housing units to citizens by the end of the year 2023.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi held a meeting Tuesday with senior officials to follow up on land reclamation projects southern the Nile Valley.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilam and the agency's director signed a letter of intent.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed rehabilitation and improvement of the water facilities for effective and equitable distribution of irrigation water in the command area of Bahr Yusef canal, is a canal which connects the Nile River with Fayyum in Egypt.
The minister further pointed out to his ministry's efforts in the water domain.
Moussa noted that the water to be used in such reclamation endeavors is the outcome of projects implemented to achieve efficiency.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hany Sweilam met Monday with Madagascar Minister of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Ravokatra Fidiniavo.
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.