According to Egypt Today, Egypt’s president, Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, stated last Thursday the 17th of August that a national project is taking place to establish 100,000 greenhouses which is going to fulfill the needs of 20 million Egyptian citizens.
The National Project for Greenhouses aims to establish integrated developmental agrarian communities in addition to the production of high-quality agricultural goods, while at the same time achieving efficient use of land and water resources.
The statement was announced during the commencing of 1,302 greenhouses taking over 10,000 feddans. A sorting and packaging factory as well as a seed production complex have opened at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base. The new greenhouses have been built by the National Company for Protected Crops, which is affiliated with the Armed Forces National Service Agency.
The size of each of these greenhouses varies between three to 12 feddans. These feddans are cultivated with different types of vegetables, varying between olive oil trees, watermelons, and many more. The size of the greenhouse’s annual production can fulfill the needs of 1.7 million citizens in Cairo, Marsa Matrouh, and Beheira. Not to mention the 400 tons of freshwater fish.
The output of the project would be the same as harvesting one million feddans of arable land, and it’ll offer products to all local consumers at very suitable prices. As well as securing many job opportunities in different fields for the governorate’s local residents.