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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Irrigation Minister outlines USD 50 bn plan for combating water scarcity

Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti revealed Egypt’s USD 50 bn plan to combat water scarcity through 2037 during Beirut Water Week, reports Ahram Online. The plan aims to overcome water scarcity by encouraging the use of modern irrigation methods, cultivation of fewer water-intensive crops and establishment of desalination plants, among other things. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned earlier this week that Arab countries may face a water supply crisis if water-efficient irrigation methods are not implemented.

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