20 September 2018 09:04 PM

Irrigation Ministry reviewing status of all Nile islands – minister

Thursday، 16 August 2018 - 12:09 PM

The Water and Irrigation Ministry's Nile Protection Sector is working on reviewing the status of all Nile islands from Aswan to Alexandria, Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati said on Wednesday.

The move comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to maintain the Nile water and to remove all encroachments on the river banks, said the minister in press statements.

The sector will submit a final report on the status of the islands on Saturday, with setting a timetable for removing encroachments, he added.

Beni Suef will be the first governorate to witness the launching of a campaign to remove encroachments on the river, the minister made it clear.

 MENA

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