There is a long-standing cooperation between Egypt and the Netherlands in the field of water, dating back 46 years, since the establishment of the Egyptian-Dutch Consultative Council for Water Management in 1976.
Approved by the parliament in 2021, Egypt’s new water resources and irrigation law sets a number of prohibitions for the protection of water.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, and the Dutch ambassador signed Monday evening a cooperation program in 10 sectors of water resources.
Water scarcity, which is exacerbated by climate change, is one of the main causes of migration and population displacement in many parts, said the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli convened Wednesday with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty to discuss preparations.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty received Monday a number of Dutch consultants to confer over a potential cooperation program.
The official added that the water resources issue is influenced by the political stances of regional and international players.
That was in a message by Sudanese Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abbas to his Ethiopian counterpart Wednesday.
The target for the first phase ending in 2022 and worth LE18 billion is lining 7,000 kilometers of canals.
LE 3.2 billion is the value of public investments directed to Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate in the 20/2021 plan, an increase of 23% over the 2019/2020 plan, Planning Minister says.
He added that the ministry and its branches will work around the clock to ensure the performance and efficiency of the stations, and to carry out the necessary maintenance.
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aati held talks on Wednesday with Ambassador of Singapore to Egypt Dominic Goh on means to foster mutual cooperation in the field of water resources.
The Minister reviewed Egypt’s proposal concerning the dam’s operation and filling its reservoir during the periods of drought in a way that causes no harm to Ethiopia and two other downstream countries [Egypt and Sudan], the statement continued.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is negotiating with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the latter to take part in Cairo Water Week.
The minister also added the short term plan of the ministry for water resources will cost LE 40 billion.
The Suez Canal Region gets the highest percentage of the total investments, with 23.7 percent of the total investments.
Sisi meets Prime Minister and Water Resources Minister to discuss Preparations for flood season
The cabinet approved on Wednesday a bill on water resources and irrigation.
Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti headed Thursday for Kenya for talks on boosting ties with the Nile Basin countries.
The state needs LE 900 billion to execute the National Plan for Water Resources (2017 – 2037).