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Egyptian President El-Sisi briefed on joint efforts to increase size and productivity of agricultural area

On 9 April, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouly; Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, El-Sayed El-Quseir; and Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hani Swailem, among other officials, to discuss expansion projects aimed at increasing the size and productivity of agricultural area in the region

Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the President was briefed on joint efforts by the various specialised authorities with regard to the horizontal and vertical expansion projects to increase the size and productivity of the agricultural area in Egypt. These include projects in East Owainat, Toshka, Sinai, Upper Egypt and the New Delta, in addition to future expansions in this regard.

The President gave directives to continue intensive work in the mega projects which are currently being implemented in the sectors of agriculture and irrigation, as well as agricultural and food production, which are becoming increasingly important in light of the formidable global challenges that have emerged over the past years. 

Moreover, along with rationally using water resources and leveraging the productivity of the water unit, the President also highlighted the importance of mobilising all capabilities and expertise to enhance the factors of success for these projects through accurate scientific studies and comprehensive planning.