Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has urged immediate implementation of a new developmental project, dubbed ‘New Delta’, as part of the state’s efforts to form modern agricultural and urban complexes, a statement by the Egyptian Presidency said.
The president's directives came during his meeting on the same day with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Agriculture El-Sayed El-Quseir, and other officials, in which they reviewed the details of the implementation of the new agricultural project.
The project lies west of the Delta in Lower Egypt.
The mega project, due to be implemented over 100 million feddans, also includes ‘the Future of Egypt’ project for agricultural production, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The project serves the state’s strategy to form agricultural and urban communities that use modern management systems.
These communities are also planned to host industrial complexes that operate in the field of agricultural production and help create thousands of job opportunities, Rady said.
The president urged tightening the time frame to implement the New Delta project and integrating all implementation phases into a single phase, according to Rady.
A map shows the location of Egypt's “New Delta" national project (photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
During the meeting, El-Sisi was briefed on the studies made by research teams from the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service Products Organisation, and academic authorities on the land allocated for the project.
These studies have proven that the land of the project is fit for agricultural reclamation, Rady affirmed.
El-Sisi in January also inspected a mega project aiming to majorly expand agricultural production through the reclamation of 500,000 feddans along the Dabaa Axis Highway in the country’s North West.