Planning: EGP 200 billion, the cost of the national project to reclaim millions of acres


The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development held a training workshop for students of the second and final batch of the current year of the summer training program that the ministry holds annually. Al-Monem Supervisor of the Central Administration of Construction and Housing.

Muhammad Farid talked about a number of national projects that the state is working on and in which the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development participates, referring to the national project to reclaim millions of acres to provide wheat and the country’s main crops at a cost of 200 billion, which includes networks extending more than 300 km to ensure that water is not wasted to reach To the desert areas, in order to create a new delta, adding that the cost of one of the water purification plants in the project has so far reached 60 billion pounds to treat wastewater, to reclaim about 2.2 million feddans south of El-Dabaa, stressing that the project aims to reduce the gap between what is imported and what is available from 40% to 20% next year.

On the infrastructure sector, productive activities and services, Farid explained that the sector is one of the most important sectors in the ministry, as its importance stems from the association of its activities with businesses that significantly affect the state’s economy because it contributes to supporting all economic sectors such as housing, trade and industry, agriculture, irrigation, electricity , petroleum, transportation, communications, tourism, catering and internal trade, by preparing project plans for these sectors, managing their investments and following up on their implementation, including major national projects.

For her part, Heba Abdel Moneim reviewed the organizational structure of the infrastructure sector at the Ministry of Planning, and the most important ministries and agencies responsible for them, explaining that the sector includes the central administration for productive activities and services, the central administration of commerce and industry, the central administration of housing, the central administration of agriculture and irrigation, and the central administration of energy.

On the most important national and strategic projects, Abdel Moneim referred to the project to develop and expand the national road network, the rapid electric train network, the monorail, the national project for the rehabilitation and lining of canals, and the project to develop slums, as well as securing electrical nutrition for development projects and expanding the national electricity network, with electrical connection with countries Neighborhood, in addition to renewable energy projects, the national program to increase the water container, the social housing project, digital transformation, Upper Egypt development, as well as agricultural communities in North and South Sinai.

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