Saturday, January 28, 2023
Books – Ahmed Massad:
Dr. Hani Sweilem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, reviewed a report from Engineer Ahmed Rashad, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Beaches Protection Authority, on the work being carried out to protect the beaches of Damietta Governorate.
Sweilem said, in a statement, on Saturday, that the process of constructing a submersible barrier and protection works with a total length of 800 meters has been completed to protect the area west of the Ras al-Bar tongue, which aims to strengthen the feet of the Ras al-Bar tongue and the feet of the sea wall west of the headland and protect the Gulf region from drowning and marine attacks.
The Minister of Irrigation added that the process of protecting the area west of the Ras El Bar tongue is being implemented by strengthening and rehabilitating the Ras El Bar breakwaters 1 and 2, with a length of 200 meters for each barrier, and the process consists of reinforcing the barriers with concrete blocks and the feet with stones and concrete blocks.
The process of protecting the area is also being carried out east of the city of Izbat Al-Burj in the Twal Abu Al-Rous area, and the process consists of constructing a sea wall with a length of 3.30 km, digging and laying geotextile mats at a level of (-6), and making layers of graded stones and a layer of concrete blocks on the slope.
The process of protecting the beaches of the region, east of the port of Damietta and in front of the city of Ras al-Bar, has also begun, by constructing two breakwaters, number 9 and 10, with a length of 225 meters for each barrier.
Swailem explained that the Beaches Protection Authority has implemented many projects to protect the coasts of Damietta Governorate, which extends for a length of about 60 km, which had a significant impact in stopping the increasing decline in the beach line, which contributed to protecting the coastal region and the buildings and investments in it, especially the city of Ras al-Bar, which was lost More than 3 rows of buildings at the end of the 80s of the last century where the city was protected, its lost beaches restored and new lands gained.
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