The parliamentary Agriculture Committee agreed on the construction of six dams in Kenya to be funded by the Egyptian government for US$5.5 million in order to support the development of water resources in the African country.
The decision came in cooperation with the African Affairs Committee, upon an MoU signed between Egypt and Kenya on August 18, 2016 for the development and running of water resources.
Kenya will be granted the US$5.5 million for the implementation of a water resources management and development project. This will consist of various activities for the optimum usage of water resources and developing the abilities of workers in the field of water resources, said MP Mostafa al-Guindy, chairman of the African Affairs Committee.
The funding will be used to drill 20 groundwater wells and construct six dams, as well as in a pilot project on modern irrigation systems, he said. The project will be implemented within 5 years.