Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, agreed to approve an amount of 750 million pounds as additional support for the national project for the rehabilitation and lining of canals and raising their efficiency at the republic level, as part of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation’s plan for the current fiscal year 2020/2021.
Al-Saeed clarified, in a statement today, Tuesday, that the approved amount came within the framework of the national project for the rehabilitation and lining of canals, as well as achieving the national strategic goals for water resources for Egypt for the year 2037, stressing the Ministry’s keenness to provide the necessary support for national projects and to implement the mandates of the President of the Republic.
Al-Saeed pointed out the project’s contribution to the realization of Egypt’s Vision 2030, due to its connection to its three economic, social and environmental dimensions, and its contribution as well to integrating the spatial dimension by targeting the villages of the presidential initiative “A Decent Life”.
Al-Saeed stressed the importance of the project of rehabilitation and lining of canals, noting that the project is expected to achieve irrigation water savings of about 5 billion cubic meters annually, explaining that the main objectives of the project are to preserve canals sectors and protect bridges, thus increasing the efficiency of water transmission and distribution and improving its quality. It reaches farmers at the required times and contributes to increasing agricultural productivity and improving the environmental and health status.
Al-Saeed added that the project also works to rationalize the costs of maintenance, disinfection, environmental protection, and create spaces on both sides of the canals in a way that enhances the ability of roads to serve agricultural and other activities related to citizens, as well as the job opportunities it provides within the framework of the state’s efforts to limit the effects of the Corona pandemic. On labor market conditions.
The article The Minister of Planning approves 750 million pounds for the national project for the rehabilitation and lining of canals. It was written in the Al Borsa newspaper