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15 December 2008

Euroconsult Mott MacDonald assists on Egyptian irrigation project

Euroconsult Mott MacDonald, in collaboration with project partners, is assisting the Government of Egypt as Chief Technical Adviser on the Integrated Irrigation Improvement and Management Project (IIIMP).

The IIIMP is worth several hundred million euros and has been introduced to increase efficiency and sustainable use of land and water leading to a positive impact on water distribution and hence poverty alleviation. Once complete, the project will improve irrigation and drainage in the Mit Yazid and Mahmoudia command areas in the Nile Delta.

Euroconsult Mott MacDonald is working in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and project partners MM (UK), CES (Germany), CBI and Sabbour (Egypt) to provide institutional, technical and administrative assistance to the project management and the regional coordination units and implementation teams. The consultants’ team will assist in preparing documents for the release of donor funds, initiate and coordinate project monitoring, identify technical and hydraulic problems in the irrigation systems, advise on potential solutions and report on the overall progress.

Dirk Smits, Euroconsult Mott MacDonald’s project director said, “We are delighted to be selected for this prestigious project. We look forward to assist the Ministry in delivering this project in accordance with the principles set out in the Natural Water Resources Plan 2017. The principles include user participation; sustainable use of scarce water resources and involvement and recognition of women’s role in water management; integration of ministerial services as well as adoption of an enabling framework.”

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