17 April 2024 05:43 PM

Sweilam Follows up on the Ministry’s Preparations to Meet the Needs of the Upcoming Summer Season

Sunday، 25 February 2024 - 12:48 PM

Dr. Hani Sweilam, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, held a meeting to follow up on the preparations of the various ministry agencies (the Irrigation Authority - the Drainage Authority - the Mechanics and Electricity Authority) to meet the needs of the upcoming summer season, and to follow up on the measures taken by the ministry’s agencies in the governorates (Aswan - Fayoum - Menoufia - Dakahlia - Gharbia - Ismailia).

Dr. Sweilam pointed to the significant improvement achieved over the past months in the field of water system management, identifying obstacles and working to resolve them, ensuring that the water system is managed effectively during the next summer season, and building on the lessons learned from the previous summer season.

He pointed out his keenness to meet with the heads of the central departments of water resources and irrigation in the governorates on a regular basis, in order to follow up on the position of canals, drains, gates, lifting stations, and the work of protecting the Nile River and removing encroachments under the control of each administration.

Dr. Sweilam stressed that every head of the central administration of water resources and irrigation in each governorate should take all necessary measures to monitor the condition of the canals, drains and lifting stations in the governorate.

Dr. Sweilam reviewed the status of the work of disinfecting canals and drains, and the disinfection of private waterways in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture’s agencies, directing the necessity of completing all disinfection works by a maximum of April 2024.

He also directed the restructuring of the central administration to monitor and evaluate the drainage networks of the Drainage Authority to become a central administration responsible for following up on the maintenance of public drains, similar to the Central Administration for the Maintenance of Waterways affiliated with the Irrigation Department.

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