CAIRO: Constructions works for Egypt’s largest fish farm have started at Lake Ghelyon in Kafr el Sheikh governorate, Youm7 reported Wednesday.
It is scheduled that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will inaugurate the project in August.
Egyptian and Chinese experts are paying a field visit to the site as the first phase of the project will be built on 3,000 acres. The construction works will be conducted by the Egyptian Armed Forces.
A school for teaching fishery management will also be constructed in the governorate, which produces 40 percent of fish in the country.
Bardawil Lake has been managed by the General Authority for Fish Resources Development and was rented for the fishermen until 1978; however, the work has officially been suspended until 2009.
In a televised address on May 12, 2015, President Sisi announced that a number of fish farms in the eastern part of the Suez Canal will be inaugurated in August, including in Lake Bardawil.