Comprehensive Study and Project Preparation for The Nubaria and Ismailia Canals

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Oct 2007
Signature Date 04 May 2008
Planned Completion Date 01 Jan 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 1,612,651.07
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project is relative to the comprehensive study and project preparation for the Nubaria and Ismailia Canals. The study is critical to address serious issues confronting these two regions and to make recommendations. This study should also allow to provide viable solutions to reverse the physical deterioration and poor performance of canal infrastructure and to improve the operation and maintenance of the irrigation systems. The project should seek technically feasible and economically and socially viable solutions for efficient water control and system management in these two canals, concentrating on the main canal system only. The present study comprises pre-feasibility and feasibility level work, to include developing semi-detailed designs, bills of quantities, cost estimates and tender document preparation so that major investment operations for both Nubaria and Ismailia canals can follow immediately upon conclusion of the study.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to the Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP) by improving the efficiency & sustainability of the use of land and water resources in Egypt. The purpose of the study is to mobilize financial resources to reduce water shortage and logging in the Nubaria & Ismailia canal systems and to prepare technical proposals for major infrastructure investment.


The beneficiaries of the study are the people suffering from the problems faced in each of the West Nile Delta (Nubaria Canal area) and Ismailia Regions who will directly benefit from finding effective solutions to the problems faced by the two canals. It's estimated that 832,000 families in the Ismailia Canal command and 500,000 families in the Nubaria Canal command areas could directly benefit from the physical implementation of the Study recommendations.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Ministère des ressources en eau et de l'irrigation (MWRI)
Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-AAC-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy ELWAN

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
30.6 30.2 Beheira Governorate
30.6 32.4 Ismailia Governorate
30.105 31.2418 Ismailia Canal
30.7142 30.7423 Nubaria Canal