|Approval Date||15 Jun 2009|
|Signature Date||18 Jan 2010|
|Planned Completion Date||28 Feb 2015|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2014|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31140|
The feasibility study for rehabilitation/construction of zefta barrage was conceived in a context of competing needs for water and inadequate capacity to respond to the increasing demand for water resource. The Zefta Barrage is more than 100 years old and visible conditions of the barrage reveal cracks and scouring which adversely affect the stability of the structure and pose major risks of failure in the event of earthquakes. The present study is designed as a comprehensive detailed investigation to formulate a project for the rehabilitation of Zefta Barrage or reconstruction of a new barrage in replacement of the current structure as a solution for: (i) improved water management in 1 million feddans; (ii) increasing the availability of fresh water for irrigation of 3 million feddans additional agricultural land as well as domestic and industrial uses; (iii) navigation throughout the year; and (iv) miscellaneous uses by the beneficiaries. The execution of the study should be divided into four phases, including: 1) literature and presentation of study approach; 2) data collection and analysis of options; 3) preparation of viable projects; and 4) preparation of tender documents.
The sector goal is to develop and manage the very limited water resources in Egypt in the most efficient manner that satisfies all the needs whilst maintaining the sustainability of the resources through the application of the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The specific study objective is to determine the most technically viable, economically feasible, and environmental and socially acceptable option for the rehabilitation/reconstruction of Zefta Barrage, including the production of a comprehensive feasibility report and the associated engineering designs, bills of quantities and tender documents for the selected option.
The direct beneficiary of the study is the Egyptian State. In addition, the Egyptian population is the final beneficiary of the results of this study.
Middle Income Countries Fund
Government of Egypt
Ministère des ressources en eau et de l'irrigation
Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation
|Last Update||24 Mar 2023|
|Name||Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy ELWAN|