President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a meeting today, Tuesday, with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Aty to discuss the land reclamation projects carried out by the Egyptian Countryside Development Company.
Other officials took part in the meeting such as Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al-Sayed El-Quseir, Advisor to the President for Urban Planning Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Director General of the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO) Major General Walid Abul-Magd, and Chairman of Egyptian Countryside Development Company Major General Amr Abdel Wahab.
“The status of the ‘1.5 Million Feddans’ project that is being implemented across Egypt within the scope of the Egyptian Countryside Development Company has been discussed,” said Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
Sisi also reviewed the developments of the infrastructure of road, electricity, communication and irrigation networks nationwide, especially in Minya, Manfalut, Toshka, Al-Maghrah, Siwa, Farafra, and Al-Tor.
Efforts made over the previous period to develop and maximize the benefits of the Egyptian Countryside Development Company were also presented, particularly the application of governance and rational management rules; the establishment of accurate databases to follow up and monitor the status of lands; the development of a basic system for coding the company’s lands; and the preparation of a comprehensive marketing plan for the company’s lands.
Sisi directed all concerned authorities to explore any current challenges that may have risen and are impeding the progress of the project, particularly with regard to irrigation water supply and quality and infrastructure components, especially those related to road pavement, electrical feeding systems, and wells development.
This is in addition to looking into the localization of other activities on the company’s lands with the aim of making the best use of the project’s productivity.