13 June 2024 03:01 AM

Irrigation min. underlines long history of cooperation between Egypt, Uganda

Friday، 24 May 2024 - 09:35 PM

 Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hany Sewilam said that the history of cooperation between Egypt and Uganda went back through many decades.

In 2010, as a memorandum of understanding was signed to implement technical cooperation projects in Uganda, the minister during a meeting with Ugandan Minister of Water and Environment Sam Mangusho Cheptoris.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia.

One of the most important technical cooperation projects in Uganda is digging 75 groundwater wells in various provinces across Uganda to provide clean drinking water to citizens, Sewilam said.

Among the important projects is rainwater harvesting tanks, used to collect and store rain water runoff, in five different provinces to provide water for citizens, livestock and domestic uses, the minister said.

The 5th Extension Agreement for Aquatic Weeds Control under the Equatorial Lakes Project that was signed in November 2023 with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Uganda, Sewilam further noted.

Egyptian Gazette

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