Egypt's MP slams irrigation and housing ministries due to water cuts in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 28 Oct 2019

Head of parliament's industrial committee Farag Amer said some neighbourhoods in Borg El-Arab district and west Alexandria were experiencing huge problems because of water cuts that had been ongoing for five days.

Amer noted in a statement on Monday that the problem threatened to halt factories and execute 1,200 tons of tomatoes because of the lack of water needed for the crops.
Many factories are out of service now and susceptible to lose raw materials at the cost of millions of pounds, he added.
The MP stressed that both the irrigation and housing ministries were responsible for the water cuts, threatening to submit an interpellation.
Head of the Alexandria Water Company, Ahmed Gaber, said the heavy rains on Alexandria in the last couple of days had led to a rise in the water level in some areas in the governorate, adding that the Ministry of Irrigation decided to drain the excessive water in the Marioutiya Canal.
The quality of water was affected too, which was why the company decided to cut off the flow of drinking water in some areas including Borg El-Arab.  
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