Drainage V Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Nov 1985
Signature Date 04 Apr 1986
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1998
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1998
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 25,369,076.34
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project relates to the Drainage V Project. It's designed to address the growing gap between agricultural production and consumption by reducing the key constraints which were identified, namely: (i) very limited availability of agricultural land; (ii) the difficult situation resulting from high water tables and salinity; and (iii) weaknesses in the institutions responsible for providing agricultural support services. The project comprises the following components: (i) remodeling of about 667 km of existing surface, open channel, drains; (ii) installation of subsurface drainage systems for about 465,000 gross or 416,000 net feddan; (iii) assistance with maintenance through the construction of nine maintenance centers and ninety sub-centers; (iv) training and technical assistance; strengthening of the Drainage Research Institute.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the Drainage V project is to increase agricultural production on 465,000 feddan by providing adequate drainage infrastructure. This way, the project should assist in reversing the deterioration of the land resource base through the transport of excess water and salt out of the area; and in strengthening Egyptian Public Authority for Drainage Projects (EPADP)'s capacity to design, supervise and manage activities, with particular emphasis on improving monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of the drainage network.


The final beneficiaries of the project are farm households.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Egypt
Egyptian Public Authority for Drainage Projects


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-AAC-001
Last Update 03 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre
Email l.gbeli@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Egypt