Japanese company to treat polluted Kitchener channel irrigating Delta
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CAIRO: A Japanese company will begin the treatment of Kitchener drainage channel in the next few days, Kafr el-Sheikh Governor Assayed Nasr told Youm7 in a Saturday report.

The polluted water

The polluted water

 

The polluted water of the channel is reportedly the cause of several cancers and diseases; hazardous industrial waste and chemicals from textile, leather tanning, and oil and soap factories are dumped into the waterway.

The polluted water

The polluted water

 

The polluted Kitchener channel irrigates farmland in three Delta governorates; Gharbia, Dakahlia and Kafr el-Sheikh, as there is no alternative. Kitchener will be treated in six locations; three in Gharbia and three in Kafr el-Sheikh, Nasr said, adding that the treatment plant will be based in Baltim Mediterranean town of Kafr el-Sheikh.

The polluted water

The polluted water

 

Some 24 factories dump their waste into Kitchener, according to Nasr. Further, hundreds of villages dump their waste into Kitchener for the lack of a drainage system.

The polluted water

The polluted water

 

A short-term plan by the Irrigation Ministry to resolve the issue is to seek Japanese expertise to treat the water, and a long-term plan is to provide villages along Kitchener with drainage facilities, Nasr said.

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