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Minister of Irrigation: 409 million pounds to face the negative effects of climate change

The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation continues to implement an integrated business plan on adapting to climate change and addressing erosion and the effects of sea level rise.

Dr. Hani Sweilem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, said that works were carried out with investments amounting to 409 million pounds, as works to protect beaches with lengths of up to 7.30 km were carried out in the governorates of Matrouh, Alexandria, Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Port Said, Dakahlia and Beheira, and among the most prominent projects that were implemented (consolidation and development Corniche towards Mansheya and Raml Station in Alexandria – Protection of Al-Abyad Beach in Matrouh – Protection of low coastal areas from west of Burullus port to east of the mouth of the Rashid Branch (first, second, third and fourth phases) – Protection of low coastal areas from west of Gamil Bougaz 2 to west of Diba village (first stage).

Protection and development of the Nile River and its branches

In a related context, Swailem explained that about 11,000 cases of encroachment on the course of the Nile River have been removed in 16 Nile governorates, and distances of up to 3 km from the course of the Nile have been developed in the governorates of Luxor, Qena, Sohag and Beheira.

The work of the Egyptian General Authority for Survey

In addition, 148,000 services and survey works were provided to citizens, production and updating of 4,015 maps, and the implementation of survey work and determination of land coordinates within the national project for the development of the Egyptian countryside “a decent life” with a total of 4305 sites within villages located in 20 governorates of the Republic, and the implementation of survey work necessary for calculating compensation. The expropriation of ownership in the following projects (Egypt’s Future Project – the Middle Ring Road – the electric express train passing through five governorates – the expansions of the new El Alamein Airport – the Ras al-Hikma area project – the Samalout axis in Minya Governorate – the Manfalout axis in Assiut Governorate – the Fashn axis in Beni Suef Governorate – the Dar al-Salam axis in my governorate Sohag and Qena – North Luxor axis).



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