Al-Qaseer, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, said that the National Program for the Development and Modernization of the Irrigation System works to rationalize water and reduce transport losses by lining canals, developing watercourses and developing irrigs, as well as using water by modernizing the irrigation system and following water-saving agricultural practices (laser settlement). - Cultivation on terraces - planting seedlings) and legalization of the cultivation of water-hungry crops (rice - bananas) and the development of early-maturing varieties with lower water needs (wheat - corn - rice).
The Minister of Agriculture added that Egypt has succeeded in overcoming water limitations through seawater desalination and the use of groundwater, in addition to agricultural drains, noting that the Bahr al-Baqar water desalination plant will soon be opened, which will contribute to achieving development for about 500,000 feddans in Sinai. .
Source: Al-Ahram Gate