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Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hussein al-Atfy announced the allocation of LE200 million to improve drainage networks and LE250 million for the construction of new pumping stations, digging wells and the establishment of canal nutrients to improve water flow and mitigate irrigation problems this summer.
Atfy also decided at the end of his visit to Daqahlia and Kafr al-Sheikh governorates Friday, to direct LE100 million for the protection of crops and property along 3,000 miles of beaches around Rashid, Baltim, Ras al-Bar and Gamasa.
He decided to give a half-month's salary bonus to irrigation and drainage workers in Daqahlia and Kafr al-Sheikh for their efforts and their success in removing bottlenecks to make the water flow all the way to the canal ends.
The minister also decided to allocate LE70 million on an urgent basis from the ministry's budget for the establishment of a new pumping station at the end of the Mansouriya Canal to help irrigate 65,000 acres in the region, besides contributing to the establishment of fish farms over the next 18 months.
Translated from the Arabic Edition