Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aaty received a report from the Reservoirs and Grand Barrages Sector on the latest developments of works carried out in the new Assiut Barrages Project and its hydroelectric plant, which aims to improve irrigation in 5 governorates at a cost of LE 4 billion. According to the report, over 90 percent of the project has now been concluded.
The project is scheduled to be finalized in September 2017.
The minister said that according to the report, 94.2 percent of the project's civil works have been concluded, while 93.60 percent of the hydro-mechanical work have been completed.
Hussein Galal, an engineer working at the site of the project, said that new Assiut Barrages Project is aimed at improving irrigation in five governorates namely Assiut, Minya, Beni Suef, Fayoum and Giza. With its hydroelectric plant, it constitutes an integrated water project aimed at generating 32 megawatts of clean electricity at an annual value of LE100 million.