Egypt Independent

Mubarak calls for further cooperation between Egypt and Nile Basin states



Egypt is offering to share its technical expertise with the Democratic Republic of Congo to establish small dams intended to harvest rainwater for drinking and the development of needed livestock in remote areas, said Minister of Irrigation Mohammed Nasr al-Din Alam.

Alam informed Al-Masry Al-Youm on Wednesday of “instructions by President Mubarak to cooperate with Nile Basin countries for productively sharing the river’s resources.”

He added that coming months would witness further cooperation on development issues. He revealed Egypt’s plan to establish small power generating dams in the Congo to increase power coverage. These projects are intended to improve living conditions and place the country on a path of sustainable development.

Egyptian companies will also build wells to meet water needs, said Alam.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.