The farming complex in Egypt would include hundreds of thousands of acres of land

Egypt has made a deal with the South Korean Korea-Arab Society to set aside 311,400 acres of Egyptian land for an agricultural city made up of 50,000 smart greenhouses, as well as desalination plants, solar power plants, fodder production facilities and facilities for cultivating stevia, a plant used as a sweetener and sugar substitute.

The deal was signed on August 15, and the agricultural city could be built within six months for about $10 billion, according to engineering estimates. The plan is to construct the facilities in the Qattara Depression, a region that was chosen in part because the soil in Egypt’s Nile Delta is known for its fertility.

According to Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, construction of the project will make use of modern technologies to ensure the development process will be as sustainable as possible.

Egypt Agricultural City


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Egypt has made a deal with the South Korean Korea-Arab Society to set aside 311,400 acres of Egyptian land for an agricultural city made up of 50,000 smart greenhouses, as well as desalination plants, solar power plants, fodder production facilities and facilities for cultivating stevia, a plant used as a sweetener and sugar substitute.

The deal was signed on August 15, and the agricultural city could be built within six months for about $10 billion, according to engineering estimates. The plan is to construct the facilities in the Qattara Depression, a region that was chosen in part because the soil in Egypt’s Nile Delta is known for its fertility.