A meeting held by the state-owned National Water Research Center discussed the Japanese proposal. The irrigation system will be applied in two areas.
The per capita share of fresh water availability in the region is already just 10 percent of the world average, according to the FAO.
Egypt has turn into rice importer following the governmental measures reducing the rice-cultivated areas.
The session titled “Day Zero: Water security in the wake of climate change” took place in Sharm El Sheikh within the agenda of the 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF).
The Minister attributed the decline to the limited quantity of available water resources.
President Sisi affirming Egypt’s keenness to raise the public awareness of water rationalization amid the challenges of climate change.
The opening session of the two-day forum tackled African youth’s water-related activities over the period between 2018 and 2020.
Egypt suffers a water shortage crisis amid an increasing consumption rate, said First Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Ragab Abdel-Azim.
The plant will produce 5 million cubic meters per day to cultivate 250,000 feddans.
The conference will be attended by water experts from 52 countries and water ministers from Islamic states
Official at the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation talks about the crisis of water scarcity.