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Project for Construction of the New Dirout Group of Regulators (Egypt)

Egypte

Titre : Project for Construction of the New Dirout Group of Regulators (Egypt)

Pays : Egypte

Date d’approbation : 2015/03/15

Présentation

The Dirout Group of Regulators, the oldest irrigation regulators in Egypt, is a large group of regulators that divide the Nile embayment irrigation canal into seven principal canals. Approximately 9.6 billion cubic meters of irrigation water per year, the equivalent of about 17 percent of the available supply of water in Egypt by the Nile, flows into the regulators, and it supplies water to 600,000 hectares of farmland. However, about 140 years have passed since its construction and inefficient diversion due to degraded function has become an issue. Construction of the new regulators and strengthening the water management system through this project are expected to achieve efficient water allocation and contribute to the improvement of agricultural productivity in the Upper Egypt region (the Nile valley region from the southern part of Cairo and Giza to upstream Aswan).

The city of Dirout, which is the target area of this project, is located in the Upper Egypt region, which is known as an impoverished area whose more than 10 million residents earn their livelihood through agriculture. By building an addition onto the Dirout group of regulators, it is expected that the project will realize efficient and effective water allocation and work to improve agricultural productivity. In so doing, it is expected that the project will contribute to reducing poverty in the Upper Egypt region, improving the standard of living and correcting regional disparities.

Organisme d’exécution : Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation

Montant du prêt : 5,854 Amount (million yen)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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