Egyptian NGO appeals against Bank project
News||20 November 2009|update 68|
The $145 million World Bank 'West Delta' project has come under fire. Egyptian NGO, Land Centre for Human Rights (LHCR) has filed an appeal on behalf of farmers in the Egyptian delta and they want to change the course of the planned irrigation scheme. Under the joint World Bank and Egyptian government project, water will be diverted from the Nile to the project area, which is owned by large-scale investors. LHCR claims that the constitutional rights of small farmers would be violated should the project go ahead as planned, and small-scale Egyptian farmers would suffer from water shortages and land confiscations.
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