Sisi extended the Egyptian government and people’s condolences to Sudan and the families of the victims of the floods that swept a number of Sudanese states, the Egyptian Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The Irrigation Ministry’s committee concerned with monitoring the Nile flood periodically affirms that the floods this year are above average, ministry spokesman Mohamed Ghanem said on Wednesday.
Egypt’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati said the ministry is monitoring the rate of rainfall on the River Nile sources and the quantity of water reaching the Aswan High Dam lake and is studying the different scenarios of floods.
As many as 281,832 building violations around the Nile River have been removed, a report submitted to the minister of water resources said, after warnings of a higher-than-average annual Nile floods currently taking place.
The violations obstruct the water network’s capability to contain excess water during annual Nile floods.