Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli stressed the importance of the new national project for integrated agricultural development launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi under the name of “New Delta” that covers the cultivation of an area of one million feddans.
The prime minister said that the president asserted that the “New Delta” shall be a national project.
The prime minister’s remarks came during the cabinet meeting held Wednesday to discuss a number of important economic and political issues.
The New Delta project aims to achieve food security, promote the state’s strategy in the field of establishing new agricultural and urban communities.
The national project for creating a New Delta spanning over a million feddans will be executed in two years as per President Sisi’s instructions, PM Madbouli said.
The area will be cultivated with strategic crops like wheat, corn, and vegetables, the prime minister pointed out.
The project also aims to accommodate the increase in population inside the Delta area especially from young graduates.
It will also compensate for the loss of arable lands due to excessive construction, he added.
The prime minister said that the president issued directives to the bodies concerned to merge the implementation phases into one stage and shorten the timetable.
During the meeting, the prime minister expressed his sincere appreciation to all staff of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) due to their tireless efforts to end the crisis of the giant container ship Ever Given that blocked navigation in the Suez Canal for almost a week.
Madbouli pointed out that global and local media outlets commended this great effort that was crowned by the visit of President Sisi to show his support and appreciation to the SCA’s diligent workers, who contributed to making this great achievement.
In this regard, the prime minister referred to the very important messages included in the president’s speech during the international press conference he held on Tuesday, which dealt with various local and international issues.