Shalatin, Egypt – CC via Wikimedia Commons/Kamal Osama Elgazzar
CAIRO – 9 December 2017: The construction of a dam in the basin valleys of Shalatin will soon begin to collect rainwater as studies regarding its viability have recently finished. The dam’s capacity will be seven million cubic meters with a height of 12 meters.
The studies were conducted jointly by the groundwater sector at the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and the Water Resources Research Institute.
On Saturday, the sector’s head Sameh Sakr announced that the dam would be the largest in the Eastern Desert and that the project will be executed by the National Company for General Contraction affiliated with the National Service Authority in accordance with protocols signed between the ministry and the company to execute projects in the Red Sea governorate.
Sakr added that the dam would help development in the surrounding area and that all dams built by the ministry do not affect the ecosystem or block the roads leading up the valleys.