CAIRO – 9 May 2021: Egypt’s Future agricultural reclamation project is one of the country’s mega projects to maximize production. Below is basic info about the project according to the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies.
1 – The project spans over 500,000 feddans on Dabaa Axis in northwestern Egypt.
2 – It is close to ports, industrial zones, airports, and a number of main roads, facilitating shipping and transportation.
3 – The project includes an integrated system of administration, irrigation and agricultural mechanism with the latest equipment and techniques. It has thousands of the Pivot Center Irrigation devices, two power stations with a capacity of 250 megawatts, and an internal electricity network of 200 kilometers in length.
4 – The project is supplied from underground water reservoirs Iosin, Maiosin and al-Magharrah reservoirs, all of which are an extension of Natrun Valley in Beheira governorate in northern Egypt, but more to the east. The wells were drilled with specific distances between the wells to preserve the underground water reservoirs and sustainable development.
5 – The infrastructure of the project has cost L.E.6 billion. That includes internal roads of 500 kilometers in length and 10 meters in width, drilling wells, establishing power stations and grids at 200 kilometers in length, as well as storehouses, administrative and residential buildings.