West Delta Water Conservation & Irrigation Rehabilitation
West Delta Project
West Delta Water Conservation & Irrigation Rehabilitation Project on behalf of Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation (MWRI) . The Government of Egypt (GOE) has supported commercial farmers in reclaiming desert lands since the late 1960's in order to compensate for the loss of agricultural land in the Delta, and to provide opportunities to generate new jobs, increase production and widen the development base.
As part of its continuing endeavor to improve water use efficiency and sustainable development, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation is considering an ambitious plan for improving irrigation water availability to the new lands to the West of the Nile Delta.
This will include areas irrigated with surface water in the Nubaria area as well as areas currently depending entirely on ground water for irrigation. In this context, an area of about 255,000 feddans located approximately 60 kilometers North of Cairo to the West of the Nile Delta, have experienced noticeable agricultural growth through exploitation of groundwater resources.
The project's budget is US$ 205 Million financed by the World Bank and AFD. Consortium partners for this project consists of ICAT/Hamza Associates/ Arab Contractors