“The project in the Matrouh governorate aims to increase the agricultural productivity and achieve the sustainability of agricultural crops that are based on rain water, and improve the living conditions of the people.”
A total of 99 wells are being dug in the Marsa Matrouh governorate to gain benefit from rainwater amid the water scarcity that Egypt faces, Hussein Gadain, representative of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Egypt, announced in a press conference on Monday.
The project is being implemented by the Desert Research Center, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with FAO. Nine wells will be dug in each of the 11 municipal areas in the governorate.
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