Egypt - Feasibility Study and Capacity, Building for the Use of Renewable Energy for Pumping Irrigation Water Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Feb 2015
Signature Date 21 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Jan 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 800,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Feasibility Study and Capacity Building for the Use of Renewable Energy for Pumping Irrigation Water Project was initiated by the Arab Republic of Egypt with the support of the Middle East and North Africa Transition Fund (MENA TF) which managed by African Development Bank. This study includes four components, namely : (i) undertaking comprehensive feasibility study for the use of renewable energy for pumping irrigation water by analyzing different technology and systems (i.e. mainly solar energy), and assessing the potential of other options (i.e. wind); (ii) provide advisory services to the procurements of the national reclamation project components and support the Executive Agency for the preparation of tender documents for irrigation hybrid energy system; (iii) implement two pilot areas at Toushka and Moghra and implement metrological measurements for the use of solar and wind energy or hybrid systems; and (iv) provide capacity building and training for MWRI/GWS/PS staff on the design/implementation/operation and maintenance for renewable energy use for pumping irrigation water.

Project Objectives

The principal objective of this project is to develop economic and sustainable irrigation schemes using the renewable energy in the new reclaimed lands in Egypt, as a part from the National Reclamation Program.


The main beneficiarie of the project is the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation
Government of Egypt


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-AAC-017
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy ELWAN

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
27 30 Egypt
30.05 31.65 Cairo Governorate