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Sisi Aims for ‘New Delta’ Project to Ensure Food Security in Egypt

Sisi Aims for ‘New Delta’ Project to Ensure Food Security in Egypt

Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 09:30
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his visit to an agriculture project in the Western Desert. (Egyptian Presidency)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asserted the importance of the mega national project, the New Delta, in achieving food security and providing over 200,000 various job opportunities.


Sisi toured the Egypt’s Future Project located in the New Delta and extending to the Western Desert. The project’s location near Sphinx International Airport, Borg el-Arab International Airport, el-Dekheila Port and Alexandria Port facilitates the delivery of production requirements and final products.


“It also contributes to making the project an attractive destination for investors,” according to a presidential statement.


Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said Sisi inspected Egypt’s Future Project during the harvest season, saying the process is being carried out according to state-of-the-art technological methods of agriculture.


He also met with a number of heads of specialized agricultural companies participating in the project and reviewed the developments. He stressed the importance of strengthening coordination and cooperation between the various relevant authorities.


Sisi highlighted the added value of this national project that aims to increase the agricultural area in Egypt, achieve food security and provide job opportunities in a variety of specialties.


It will have a broad positive impact on achieving comprehensive development and providing a decent life and a better future for the Egyptian people, declared Sisi.


Last week, the president issued an immediate directive to the government to merge the implementation phases of the project into one and intensify efforts, which will help promote the state’s strategy in establishing “new agricultural and urban communities characterized by modern administrative systems.”


The project aims to cultivate 500,0000 acres, provide high-quality agricultural products at reasonable prices to citizens and export the surplus. About 200,000 acres were reclaimed in the first phase of the project, and the remaining 300,000 will be reclaimed in the coming stages.


In previous statements, Sisi described the New Delta project as the future of Egypt, explaining that agriculture in the planned area depends on treating the water that is already in the country.


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