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Egypt discovers underground water reservoir

Egypt discovers underground water reservoir
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Created: Sep 11, 2010, modified: Jan 13, 2012, overall rating: 0.000




Egypt (Cairo) - Egyptian President Mubarak will announce soon the discovery of underground water reservoirs in the areas of horizontal expansion of reclaimed lands , Global Arab Network informed.

Among the new discoveries is an underground water reservoir, which will be sufficient for the cultivation of more than 250,000 feddans, said Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Nasreddin Allamin a press conference.
He also said that 50,000 feddans will be allocated for investment and agro-production.

Allam noted that a long-term strategy to face shortage of water resources until 2050 will be referred to President Mubarak. The strategy aims at securing water needs for future generations along with spreading the culture of rationalization of using water, he added.

The ministry's main objective is to develop water resources via carrying out projects in the upper Nile River, the Minister stressed. He appointed out that the strategy aims at maintaining coordination with the ministries concerned to increase the technical efficiency of drinking water networks.

Allam stated that it is necessary to coordinate with the Industry Ministry to use the air cooling units in factories instead of water.

Global Arab Network

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