Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty received, on Sunday, his South Sudanese counterpart Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, who is currently visiting Cairo.
The meeting discussed various issues of common interest between the two countries, and ways to strengthen Egyptian-South Sudanese relations in the coming period.
During the meeting, Abdel Atty welcomed Gatkuoth, and pointed to the close relations between the two countries. For his part, Gatkuoth expressed his appreciation for the invitation he received to visit Egypt, and expressed his aspiration for further cooperation between the two countries.
Abdel Atty said that the cooperation between the two countries extends back several years, during which many development projects that directly benefit the citizens of South Sudan were implemented.
This took place in a manner that contributes to achieving sustainable development and raising the standard of living of people.
Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has established six groundwater stations within the South Sudanese capital, Juba. It has also established seven other underground drinking water stations in important government institutions in the capital, such as the main sports stadium in Juba and the College of Law.
Additionally, a lifting unit has also been installed to transfer river water to population centres near the waterways in the city of Wau. This is in addition to the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation’s contribution to preparing technical and economic feasibility studies for the multi-purpose Wau Dam project.