Min. of Irrigation: Strict fines for those not committed with modern irrigation
Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdul Muttalib - YOUM7/Ahmed Maarouf

CAIRO: The government will take strict measures against land reclamation companies that do not use modern methods of irrigation of desert lands and flood irrigated crops, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in Mohammed Abdul Muttalib a press statement on Sunday.

Abdul Muttalib said this problem leads to waste of Nile waters and groundwater wells.

He said the ministry will fine investors and withdraw lands in the absence of commitment, as well as implement a land reclamation map in Upper Egypt and the New Valley in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Originally published in Youm7.

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