World Bank Funds Egyptian Irrigation Modernisation

The World Bank is to extend a $100m loan to Egypt to support its farm-level irrigation modernisation project (FIMP).

The project is being carried out as Egypt's strategy of sustainable agricultural development 2030 to modernise irrigation on five million feddans (approximately 2.1 million hectares).

The project aims to improve access to higher-quality water for around 140,000 small-scale farmers on 200,000 feddans (84,000ha) in the command areas of Mahmoudia, Manaifa and Meet Yazid, located in the Nile Delta area of the country.

The project will build ditches, branch canals and enhance the knowledge of farmers.