By Febronia Hanna
A new hydroelectric project was inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah ElSisi on Sunday. It is located in the southern Asyut province with a cost of 6.5 billion pounds which is equal to $365 million.
It aims at improving navigation in the Nile river and preserving its water from waste. Egypt suffers from a great shortage in its water resources especially with the Ethiopian dam approaches its completion and the increasing number in the population.
“As the population continues to grow…most water and renewable resources are coming from outside the country,” said Administrative Control Authority Director Mohamed Irfan at the inauguration.