|Approval Date||26 Feb 2015|
|Signature Date||21 May 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31140|
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.
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.
Middle Income Countries Fund
Government of Egypt
Ministry of water resources and irrigation
|Last Update||21 Oct 2020|
|Name||ELWAN Mohamed-Yasser Hamdy|