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Egypt: Towards a greener country

Al-Ahram Weekly , Wednesday 7 Apr 2021
Towards a greener country
Towards a greener country
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President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday inspected the harvesting of crops, part of the agricultural project called “The Future of Egypt” which is being implemented in the Western Desert. 

The scheme is part of the major New Delta venture due to be carried out over one million feddans along the Rod Al-Farag-Dabaa Axis. The New Delta plan is meant to help in developing the northwestern coast by establishing new agricultural and urban communities. 

Proximity to both the Sphinx and Burg Al-Arab airports and the ports of Dekheila and Alexandria facilitates the process of transporting goods and products.

The president urged tightening the time frame for applying New Delta and integrating its phases, according to Presidential Spokesman Bassem Radi.

Before going into effect there were several studies concerning the plan conducted by research teams from the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service Products Organisation, and the academic authorities on the land allocated. “These studies have proven that the land is fit for agricultural reclamation,” Radi affirmed.

“The mega project also aims to establish industrial complexes that would depend on agricultural production,” Radi said while noting that state of the art mechanisms will be used in the process.

Meanwhile, “The Future of Egypt” is expected, according to Radi, to create more than 200,000 new job opportunities as it serves the country’s strategy to form new agricultural and urban communities that use modern management systems.

“This is considered an attractive destination for investors,” he stated.

In January President Al-Sisi inspected a mega project aiming to expand agricultural production by reclaiming 500,000 feddans along the Dabaa Axis Highway in the country’s northwest.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 8 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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