NMDC continues dredging of Lake Manzala (PHOTO)

The National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) continues work on the expansion of Lake Manzala in northeastern Egypt.

This capital development program is being implemented in partnership with Al-Tahadi Egyptian-Emirati Co.

The $163.36 million Lake Manzala project is the second contract in Egypt for NMDC. In 2020 the company won $78,9 million deal related to the deepening and development of the Damietta Port.

Lake Manzala remains the largest of the Nile Delta lakes and has undergone substantial recent changes particularly over the last 30 years.

These changes occurred due to regulation of freshwater inflows, land reclamation and increasing loads of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and nutrients.

The Lake Manzala capital dredging project, which started last autumn, will be completed by 2023.

Photo: Khalid Elshamy/NMDC