The Giza governorate is currently discussing plans to spend EGP 30m on a new water pumping station to help irrigate the Zimr Canal, which sits on 4940 acres of land.
Giza’s Governor, Ali Abd al-Rahman, said that the decision would be brought before Egypt’s cabinet before being implemented, adding that the Czech government had already agreed to fund 50% of the project’s construction.
The plan was drawn up during a meeting recently attended by Muhammad Ashmawi, Giza’s Vice-Governor, Muhammad al-Shaykh, Giza’s Secretary General, Yan Korjil of the Czech Consulate, and a number of representatives from the Planning and International Cooperation Ministry and theMinistry of Water and Irrigation.
Yan Korjil of the Czech Consulate said that his government sought to increase cooperation between the two countries in order to spur development in all economic sectors.
Plans to strengthen and improve the Zimr Canal, which include the establishment of a water pumping station along the al-Nasery Canal in al-Kum al-Ahmar, is expected to take 24 months to implement after final protocols were agreed upon and signed. Companies contracted to implement the project would be tasked with providing blueprints acquired from the Engineering Department of Cairo University, which would detail the company’s civil, mechanical and electrical plans. These blueprints would then be approved by Giza’s Irrigation Directorate.
Rahman stated that Egypt’s Ministry’s of Agriculture and Irrigation sought to provide technical and agricultural support to the people of the region to support economic and social development.