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Facts About Toshka project | Toshka lakes

  • 05 16, 2023

Toshka project | Toshka Lakes

The Toshka Project is a project to be held in the Toshka Meadow area in Egypt, which aims to create a new delta south of the Western Sahara parallel to the Nile, contributing to adding an area of ​​up to 540 thousand acres to the agricultural plot, irrigated with the water of the Nile,

through the Sheikh Zayed canal, which has its share of water. About 5.5 billion m3 annually.Toshka project: Project goals
Overcoming the food gap by increasing the agricultural area by about 540 thousand Feddans, up to one million Feddans in the future.
* Maximize the return on available resources.
* Increasing agricultural exports, which helps reduce the trade balance deficit.
* Providing job opportunities for many young people, especially those of Upper Egypt.
* Encouraging the reconstruction, housing, and development of these areas and alleviating the human
pressure on the Nile Valley and Delta. Toshka lakes
Where are Toshka lakes
 Toshka Lakes, located in the western desert of Egypt, contain the surplus waters of the Nile and Lake Nasser.

Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser

 

The water from the lakes flows into a valley located in the southernmost part of Lake Nasser What are the services in the new city of Toshka?
 -Mosque
 -Health Unit
 -Shopping center
 -School
 -water station
-Basic education school and nursery school

What is the area of ​​the new city of Toshka?
 The area of ​​the city (the inner cordon) is 2873 acres, and the area of ​​the outer cordon is 10992 acres.

The Aswan Dam created Lake Nasser as a result of the Nile's waters being dammed. In order to manage the yearly floods, President Gamal Abdal-Nasser constructed this dam in the 1960s and 1970s.

Lake Nasser, one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world, is named for Gamal Abdul Nasser, the president of Egypt, who played a major role in its construction. By building the Aswan High Dam across the Nile, President Nasser created a lake that is roughly 550 kilometers (340 miles) long.

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Originally intended to relocate millions of Egyptians from overcrowded cities into a “New Nile Valley,” the project includes plans for hundreds of thousands of hectares of irrigated farmland. Like the lakes that formed in this region, this irrigation project relies upon water from the Nile River.

It is situated 55 kilometers from the western coast of the High Dam and 1 km south-east of the Aswan/Abou Simbel route. It's located 90 kilometers north of Abou Simbel City. The Waleed bin Talal farm and the Aswan/Abu Simbel road encircle what is thought to be a desert region.
 

Egypt's Toshka Lakes were developed in the 1980s and 1990s by diverting water from Lake Nasser into the Sahara Desert using a man-made canal.
 

 The Nubian Museum in Aswan is a fascinating museum that showcases the history, culture, and heritage of the Nubian people. The museum exhibits a wide range of artifacts, including ancient Nubian artifacts, architectural models, traditional Nubian costumes, and artwork. It offers insights into Nubian traditions, language, and lifestyle.

Indeed, Abu Simbel is situated roughly 280 kilometers (175 miles) to the southwest of Aswan. Either a private vehicle or a guided tour can get you to Abu Simbel. From Aswan, buses and flights to Abu Simbel depart daily.

The Toshki Project is a massive engineering project in Egypt that began in 1959 and ended in 1970. The project aimed to build a high dam on the Nile River in the Toshki area near the city of Aswan. Egypt considered this project after controlling the Nile floods that were causing great damage to the country.

The High Dam was designed for several purposes, including:

Flood control: By building the dam, the devastating floods that were previously occurring were minimized.

Electricity generation: The dam contains a power plant powered by the energy generated by the flow of the Nile, providing electricity to Egypt and other countries in the region.

Irrigation: The dam provides irrigation water for agriculture in Egypt by controlling the flow of water.

Access to Toshka from Cairo is limited to air access only, as Toshka is 775 kilometers from the capital, and Toshka can be reached via Abu Simbel Airport from Cairo Airport; Abu Simbel Airport is the closest airport to it, and the flight takes approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes.

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