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Egypt plans 'New Delta' to boost food security

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered the implementation of a megaproject to cultivate 1 million feddans west of the Nile Delta in Lower Egypt. The project, dubbed New Delta, aims to create modern agricultural and urban communities as well as industrial complexes that operate in the field of agricultural production.
An Egyptian farmer harvests wheat in Saqiyat al-Manqadi village in the northern Nile Delta province of Menoufia in Egypt, on May 1, 2019.

The Egyptian government plans to implement a megaproject to cultivate over 1 million feddans (one feddan equals 4,200 square meters), in a move aimed to boost food security in the Arab world’s most populous country.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting on March 28 to discuss the implementation of the project dubbed the New Delta. According to a presidential statement, the giant project, west of the Nile Delta in Lower Egypt, is part of government plans to create new agricultural and urban communities characterized by modern administrative systems.

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