In its recommendations regarding the economic development plan for 2022/2023, the House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Irrigation Committee said that the Ministry of Irrigation aims to preserve all available resources and rationalize their use while maximizing the return from them.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources removed on Monday and Tuesday 15 floating houses that were located on the Nile River at Agouza and Kitkat.
Egypt has rehabilitated canals with lengths of up to 5,242 km in different governorates thus far since the national project of lining canals kicked off.
'Youth Love Egypt' and Orange joined forces, under the auspices of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, to implement a campaign for cleaning the Nile River ahead of COP 27.
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 said in a press release on Friday that the visit was made under the directives of Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati to continue to cement water resources-related cooperation between both countries.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, and the Dutch ambassador signed Monday evening a cooperation program in 10 sectors of water resources.
The ministry is carrying out measures taken to enhance the irrigation system, and coexistence with the negative impact of climate change.
That was during a meeting with the Japanese ambassador.
The national project for lining the canals in Sohag Governorate, is one of the most important national projects implemented by the political leadership in the governorate in order to conserve irrigation water and ensure that water reaches the ends of the canals on a regular basis throughout the year.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty met Sunday evening with Tajikistan Ambassador to Cairo Darab al-Din Qassemy.
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.
The agreement focuses on three technical areas.
Those took place in 20 governorates at a cost of LE9.9 billion ($615.75 million).
Modernizing irrigation systems is part of a larger plan to save water.
Upper Egyptian governorates, from the North to the South, are Fayoum, Beni Suef, Menya, Asyut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, and Aswan.
The Minister said that the depth of a well ranges between 20 and 30 meters and it serves about 100 families (about 800 individuals) in one area.
Such development is expected to reflect positively on farmers in the first place, as part of the objectives of the National Water Resources Plan until 2037.
The benefited farmers shall pay the cost of switching to modern irrigation systems in interest-free installments over 10 years.
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aati on Tuesday said that the European Union (EU) is one of the most important development partners of Egypt.