Egypt’s Irrigation Minister and South Sudanese counterpart visit Spring Flowers Exhibition”

Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty met with his South Sudanese counterpart, Manawa Peter, to attend the opening of the Spring Flowers Exhibition on Saturday, which is held by the ministry in Al-Qanater Gardens.

The Spring Flowers Exhibition in Al-Qanater Gardens is one of the oldest flower exhibitions in Egypt, and the irrigation ministry is keen to hold it on time during the month of March every year. The exhibition relies on the flower of the senna seed, which is rare and is characterised by its multiple and bright colours.

It also includes many types of plants, such as geraniums, cut flowers, trees, annual plants, cacti of all kinds, trees, and ornamental palm trees of various kinds, in addition to the newly added moringa tree and seedlings of the Bengali fig tree.

Abdel Aty stated that the cooperation between the two countries extends for many years, during which several development projects were implemented that directly benefit the citizens of South Sudan in a way that contributes to achieving sustainable development and raising the standard of living in the country.

He further explained that the Egyptian irrigation ministry has established a total of 13 groundwater stations within Juba, the capital of South Sudan, in important government institutions, such as the main sports stadium in the city and the College of Law. 

Additionally, a lifting unit was also installed to transfer river water to population centres near the waterways in the city of Wau, in addition to the ministry’s contribution in preparing technical and economic feasibility studies for the multi-purpose Wau Dam project. 

A joint memorandum of understanding was also signed between the two countries to implement a project to reduce the risk of flooding in the Bahr Al-Jabal basin during the work of the Egyptian-South Sudanese Joint Committee, which was held in Cairo last July. 

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