The Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, has paid a recent visit to Egypt 3–4 during which she discussed with Egyptian officials bilateral cooperation between the Netherlands and Egypt.
Minister Van Haegen met Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Hossam Moghazy, the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation. She signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. The objective is to facilitate and promote cooperation between the two countries in the field of water management. She also met Mamdouh Raslan, Chairman of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater; and visited the Rod El Farag Potable Water Station, in addition to Qanater and the Hydraulics Research Institute affiliated to the National Water Research Centre.
The Dutch Minister held bilateral discussion with Mohab Mameesh, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, about current and future cooperation in the construction of the new Suez Canal, and the development of the Suez Canal project. She visited the construction site of the new canal.
The cooperation programme between governments of Egypt and the Netherlands started in 1975 as an advisory project offering the necessary technical assistance to the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation by carrying out the execution of the National Project for Covered Drainage. The project then has been developed giving technical consultations in different aspects of water management.
9 November 2014