|Approval Date||03 Nov 2009|
|Signature Date||05 Apr 2010|
|Planned Completion Date||25 Feb 2017|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Mar 2017|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31140|
The master plan study for the rehabilitation/replacement of major hydraulic structures on the nile is designed in order to ensure an efficient planning of future interventions. Availability of a Master Plan as envisaged under the proposed study should assist the Government of Egypt (GoE) in efficiently planning future capital investment interventions and the mobilization of the resources required for the improvement of the over 200 old but vital hydraulic structures on the Nile. This study consists of three main components: i) site investigations and the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) database, detailed inspections and data collection for 200 hydraulic structures in 75 locations; ii) safety evaluations and the development of a Decision Support System (DSS); and iii) the development of a dynamic Master Plan, the undertaking of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Master Plan and the preparation of a capital investment project for one priority major structure identified under the study. Its area covers the location of the following structures: (a) 11 Main barrages on the Nile River; (b) 21 Head regulators at the off-takes of canals from the Nile; (c) 44 Intermediate regulators within Major canals; (d) 124 smaller structures located within irrigation canals.
The sector goal of the project is to improve water resources management in Egypt by introducing sector reforms and through the implementation of improved water use and conservation programmes. The objective of the study is to assess and design improvements of major hydraulic structures and thus contribute to the implementation of Egypt’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan.
The Government of Egypt (GoE) is the main beneficiary of this study, as it will use its outcomes for the efficient planning of capital investment projects for the rehabilitation or the replacement of hydraulic control structures as well as for the mobilisation of resources required for these investments. Other direct beneficiaries of the study include the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and its major sectors, Consultants, and other stakeholders of the Water, Agriculture and Transportation sectors in Egypt. The ultimate beneficiaries of the outcomes of the study include the millions of farmers who depend on Nile irrigation water for their livelihoods and who stand to benefit from implementation of the recommendations of the study as regards the efficient allocation and distribution of water and the protection of farmlands and lives from floods.
AfricaWater Facility Fund
Government of Egypt
Ministère des ressources en eau et de l'irrigation
|Last Update||21 Oct 2020|
|Name||ELWAN Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy|
|30.1667 31.1||Nile River|