Dr. Hani Swailem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, met Pal May Deng, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of the Republic of South Sudan, in the presence of Ambassador Moataz Mustafa Abdel Qader, Ambassador of Egypt to South Sudan, and the official delegation accompanying the minister, where they discussed joint cooperation files between the two countries in the field of Water resources and irrigation, as part of his current visit to the sister country of South Sudan.
Establishment of underground drinking water stations
Dr. Hani Sweilem said that the expanded discussion session aims to discuss the progress of work in joint development projects in the field of water resources, which come primarily to serve the citizens of South Sudan by providing clean drinking water, such as projects to establish underground drinking water stations, as well as rainwater harvesting projects. To benefit from it in the provision of drinking water and grazing for livestock and protection in floods, in addition to establishing stations for measuring levels and behaviors in the city of Bor, the capital of Jonglei State, to collect the necessary hydrological data and information for the preparation of joint studies that contribute to flood forecasting and early warning of flood risks.
Egyptian projects to serve river navigation and reduce flood risks
Dr. Swailem stressed Egypt’s interest in purifying waterways from water weeds, which contribute to serving river navigation and reducing flood risks and thus achieving stability for citizens, in addition to Egypt’s interest in institutional support for the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in southern Sudan through studying the establishment of a center for flood forecasting and early warning. As well as interest in training and capacity building.-
The Minister of Irrigation stated that the Egyptian-South Sudanese relations are deep and extended at all levels, especially the cooperation between the two countries in the field of water resources and irrigation, which extends for many years, and that Egypt is keen to provide all forms of technical support to the brothers in South Sudan.--
In the same context, Dr. Hani Swailem met with Dhieu Matouk, Minister of Investment of the State of South Sudan, where they discussed areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and various investment opportunities in all fields in a way that achieves the interests of the two countries and reflects positively on the citizens of South Sudan.
During the meeting, Dr. Swailem stressed that Egypt is keen to strengthen economic cooperation relations with the state of South Sudan, encourage the establishment of investment projects and encourage Egyptian businessmen to contribute to advancing development and the economy in South Sudan in a way that contributes to achieving sustainable development and raising the standard of living of citizens in South Sudan.