Egypt’s irrigation minister, Congolese vice PM visit Kinshasa climate prediction centre

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Feb 2023

Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilem and Vice-Prime Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Eve Bazaiba Masudi visited on Saturday the climate prediction centre in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa.

Egypt s Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati
Egypt s Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati with the Congolese vice PM.


Sweilem said that the close relationship between the two countries made establishing the facility possible, adding that Egypt is keen to transfer its expertise in integrated water resource field management to other Nile Basin countries.

Sweilem added that establishing the centre was one of the components of the cooperation protocol signed between Egypt and the DRC that extends until 2027.

The centre was funded by an Egyptian grant that aims to maximise the use of water resources and build and develop technical skills to manage these resources, Sweilem said.

The centre is critical in utilising information technology and data to investigate the impacts of climate change on the DRC, he added.

Sweilem also said that Egypt highly appreciates the DRC’s stance in support of its water concerns, adding that Cairo firmly supports the Congolese president's development initiatives, which aim to raise economic development rates and improve the standard of living for his countrymen.

In turn, Masudi acknowledged Egypt's significant assistance to the DRC, emphasising the continued efforts to strengthen bilateral collaboration, which has resulted in the implementation of several development initiatives that have benefited the Congolese people.

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