Flood preparations underway with governors: Irrigation minister

MENA , Thursday 6 Sep 2018

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atti said that preparations were underway to deal with floods, in coordination with governors.

The flood operations room is under the prime minister, and there is a 24/7 follow-up via an early warning system. It has been established in anticipation of rainfall, and water courses are being closely monitored.

In statements to MENA on Thursday, Abdel Atti said his ministry seeks to reduce the risks of floods, adding that he inspected a number of the water catchments in Behira governorate in given the potential floods in rain season.

Behira Governor Hisham Amna stressed that those who throw waste in the Nile River would be punished, noting that 150 violations were reported during one day.

Abdel Atti and Amna held a meeting to probe the efficiency of the current system, including raising awareness among citizens to avoid polluting the Nile.

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