Shaaban Bilal (Cairo)
A giant project implemented by Egypt to transform the Nile River into a navigational artery linking the basin countries and achieving development goals, according to what the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, announced.
During his participation in a high-level ministerial discussion session on the sidelines of the African Water Week, Abdel-Aty said that the navigation corridor project between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean represents the most important models of regional cooperation and contributes to achieving development goals in the Nile Basin countries by turning the Nile into a navigational artery linking the basin countries. .
The project includes a navigation corridor, a road, a railway, an electric link and an information cable to support the movement of trade and tourism between the participating countries among themselves and with the countries of the world, work to provide job opportunities, increase the ability of landlocked countries to communicate with the seas and global ports, as well as support economic development in the participating countries and strengthen the status of the participating countries. region in the global economic system.
The Egyptian Minister of Irrigation referred to his country’s support for development in all African countries through the implementation of several projects in the field of water, with a willingness to provide technical support and exchange experiences and successful experiences in the field of water resources with all African countries, pointing to the importance of achieving regional integration and strengthening cooperation between African countries in All fields, especially the field of water, which can become a nucleus and a basic pillar to open up prospects for cooperation between countries in various fields.