Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inspected on Tuesday the harvest season at the giant agricultural project Mostaqbal Misr in the Western Desert.
El-Sisi, who was accompanied by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Agriculture El-Sayed El-Quseir, inspected the seasonal harvest mechanism for various crops in the project, which is implemented using the latest modern technological agricultural means.
He also met with several heads of specialised agricultural companies participating in the project, where he was briefed on developments related to the project and a number of proposals to upgrade production, the statement said.
He called upon them to increase their investments in the project and overcome any obstacles though bolstered coordination and cooperation between relevant authorities to provide executive viability factors and raise agricultural production for the project.
El-Sisi also met several journalists during his tour, where he spoke of the added value of the project.
The project aims to increase the agricultural area in Egypt and achieve food security and provide job opportunities in various fields, El-Sisi said, adding that it would have wide positive implications on achieving comprehensive development and providing a decent life to citizens.
Presidency spokesman Bassam Rady had explained in an official statement that the project is within the mega national project “New Delta” to cultivate a million feddans along the Rod Al-Farag -New Dabaa Axis.
The project is located near Sphinx and Borg Al-Arab Airports and the Mediterranean’s Dekheila and Alexandria ports, facilitating the delivery of inputs and finished products.
It also seeks to be an attractive agricultural destination to investors, as it targets the development of the western North Coast through the establishment of new agricultural and urban communities marked by proper governance systems.
It will also see the establishment of industrial communities that are founded on full-fledged agricultural production and several stages of crop cultivation and harvest using the latest mechanisms and then sorting, packing and production.
The Mostaqbal Misr project will provide over 200,000 new job opportunities, the statement said.
Last month, El-Sisi urged an immediate implementation of the New Delta project, as part of the state’s efforts to form modern agricultural and urban complexes.
He urged tightening the time frame to implement the New Delta project and integrating all implementation phases into a single phase.