Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty reviewed on Saturday a report on the executive position of the national project for the rehabilitation of canals.
The report confirmed the completion of the rehabilitation of up to 3,838 km of canals, and that the rehabilitation 4,138 km is still underway.
According to a statement from the Irrigation Ministry, financial appropriations have also been provided to rehabilitate canals with lengths of 2,706 km in preparation for their implementation, bringing the total lengths covered by the project to date to 10,682 km.
Abdel Aty stated that the comprehensive development process of the water system, which the ministry is currently implementing, is part of the objectives of the 2037 National Water Resources Plan to rationalise water usage, maximise the return of each drop of water, and modernise the canal network.
He added that the work of the project is continuously monitored to ensure its expedient implementation at the highest level of quality. He explained that rehabilitating the canals has brought about many gains for farmers and the irrigation system, such as a significant improvement in the process of water management and distribution and the resolution of water shortage problems at the ends of the canals.
The project has also contributed to increasing the access of all farmers to their share of water in a timely manner and the improvement of water quality in the canals by removing grass.