CAIRO: Egypt’s Cabinet approved Thursday a presidential draft decree to reallocate a total of 10,000 feddans in the new Dakhla oasis to the New Valley governorate office, Al Ahram reported.
The decision came during the cabinet’s meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sharif Ismail Thursday.
The land will be used to construct a new agricultural drainage system and planting new foresting in the New Valley governorate, said a cabinet statement Friday.
The decision came after President Abdel Fatah al Sisi launched the first phase of a national mega project aims to expand the country’s farmland by 1.5 million feddans. The first phase kicked off Wednesday from Egypt’s Western Desert Oasisi of Farafra.
During the meeting, the cabinet also ordered forming a ministerial committee for settling investment contract disputes.
The committee, chaired by Ismail, will comprise ministers of justice, investment, finance, legal affairs, international cooperation and trade as well as the assistant justice minister for arbitration and international disputes settlement.