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Sisi follows up developments of 1.5-million-feddan reclamation project

Sunday، 15 November 2020 - 06:59 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed the government to speed up the completion of the infrastructure components needed for a national project for reclaiming 1.5 million feddans.

Sisi made his directives during a meeting on Sunday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohmed Abdel Aati and Agriculture and Land Reclamation Minister Sayed el-Quseir.
During the meeting, the president was briefed on the latest progress on the national land development and reclamation projects undertaken by the Egyptian Countryside Development Company nationwide, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
In this respect, Sisi followed up the implementation status of the national project for reclaiming and developing one and a half million feddans, including electricity and water plants infrastructure in the project's various sites in Minya, Toshka area, Al Maghrah and Al Farafra oases in the Western Desert, and El Tor in South Sinai.
He instructed the bodies concerned to speed up the completion of all infrastructure works, including roads, agricultural draining systems and service areas, in coordination with the authorities concerned, the spokesman added.
Sisi also called for facilitating access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
He also ordered officials to prepare a comprehensive marketing study for the project to support the state's general strategy to build new urban communities and increase the area of cultivated land nationwide to create decent job opportunities for Egyptian youth.
Presidential Adviser on Financial Affairs Maj. Gen. Mohamed Amin, Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Staff Maj. Gen. Ihab el-Far and Board Chairman of the Egyptian Countryside Development Company Amr Abdul Wahab attended the meeting.


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