Sunday 02 May 2021
Books – Ahmed Massad:
Egypt and Sudan’s concerns about the second filling of the Renaissance Dam are still increasing. As Ethiopia affirmed its intention to start the second filling on time, regardless of the results of the negotiations or the damages resulting from this storage .. The citizen’s question became: What do we do to overcome the impact?
“We have 4 major plans to mitigate the effects of any potential crisis.” With these words, Engineer Muhammad Ghanem, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, began his speech on Sunday, saying: The Ministry has prepared for all possible scenarios according to the worst circumstances by managing a strong system For every drop of water.
In a special statement he made to Masrawy, Ghanem said that the ministry had begun implementing a project of rehabilitating and lining canals and drains by lining 8 thousand and 200 kilometers at a cost of more than 18 billion cubic meters, indicating that the total cost of the project amounted to 80 billion pounds.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation added that this step allows water to flow at the ends of the canals and reduces waste rates, pointing out that the second plan is the maintenance and construction of 92 water mixing and lifting stations, which operate with high efficiency and drain the water in a timely manner. Especially during the period of greatest needs.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Irrigation added that the third plan is to launch the Al Mahsama Sahara, with a drainage of one million cubic meters per day, and the Bahr Al Baqar Drainage, which treats 5 million cubic meters per day and is the largest treatment plant in the world, in addition to the inauguration of the new Hammam plant that serves Delta projects New
Ghanem emphasized that the fourth plan is to encourage farmers to resort to modern irrigation in desert lands, and then in old lands. Where work is being done on 4 million acres with drip and sprinkler irrigation as an alternative to flood irrigation As agriculture consumes the largest proportion of the Nile water.
The spokesperson indicated that Egypt unilaterally rejects the second filling process. Egypt and Sudan are definitely affected, adding that Ethiopia did not generate energy last year, and for a large extent it will not be generated this year; But it seeks to impose a fait accompli policy; Which is rejected by Cairo.