Minister: Ancient Egyptian civilization was pioneering in developing irrigation techniques

The ancient Egyptian civilization was pioneering in developing irrigation techniques, said Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hani Sweilam.

The minister pointed out to the UNESCO’s crucial role in protecting the world irrigation heritage in Egypt by supporting his ministry in establishing an irrigation museum through UNESCO’s “Water Museum Programme” to preserve the Egyptian water legacy and document ancient and modern water management practices in the country.

The minister’s remarks were made during his meeting with Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science Nuria Sanz.

During the meeting, the minister referred to the importance of supporting UNESCO in restoring important historical documents, given the organization’s distinguished capabilities in this sphere.

He, meanwhile, affirmed keenness on promoting cooperation with the organization in order to enhance the training system and capacity building in the water sphere.

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