The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, represented by the Egyptian General Authority for Coastal Protection, continues to implement a plan to protect the beaches of coastal cities, as well as an integrated management of its areas along the northern coasts of Egypt on the Mediterranean, to preserve investments and natural resources in coastal areas, and to confront the negative effects of climate change and high temperature. and scavenging factors.
Preserving tourism investments and archaeological sites
The business plan also targets the protection and integrated management of the shores of coastal cities on the Mediterranean, with the aim of preserving all tourism investments and archaeological areas, as well as natural resources in the face of climate changes, increasing factors of erosion and rising temperatures.
Reducing the negative effects of climate change
Today, the Egyptian General Authority for Beaches Protection at the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation continued the work of protecting and developing the area located in front of Qaitbay Castle in Alexandria Governorate, as well as the process of protecting the area east of Damietta Port within the third phase, which includes the construction of the ninth and tenth breakwaters, in order to reduce the negative effects of changes. climatic, high temperature, archaeological preservation.
For his part, Engineer Ahmed Abdel Qader, head of the Egyptian General Authority for Beaches Protection at the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, said that an integrated business plan is being implemented to protect the beaches of coastal cities and Delta governorates from the negative effects of climate change and high temperature, especially Alexandria, Matrouh, Damietta, Ras El Bar and Kafr El Sheikh.
He pointed out to “Al-Dustour” that the implemented works, including the implementation of the project to “enhance adaptation to climate changes in the northern coast and the Nile River Delta, aim to protect citizens and facilities in coastal areas from the negative effects of climate changes, factors of erosion, erosion and high temperature, which lead to erosion of beaches on the sea coast.” average.