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ERIC Number: EJ905156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
Technologies Applied in the Toshka Project of Egypt
Wahby, Wafeek S.
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n4 p86-91 Fall 2004
The Toshka Project, located in Egypt, involves excavating a canal to carry about 380 billion ft[supercript 3] of water every year from Lake Nasser to the Toshka Depression, southwest of Aswan. This will eventually create a new valley to the River Nile in the western desert of Egypt in addition to the currently existing prehistoric river course. The Toshka Project is an integral part of a much larger, mega project, the Southern Valley Development Project (SVDP), that aims at doubling the amount of cultivated land in Upper Egypt through developing the Toshka, East El-O-Wee-Nat, and the New Valley Oases. In this article, the author discusses the Toshka Project and the Southern Valley Development Project. The author first identifies the following: (1) Toshka Region; (2) Toshka City; (3) Toshka Depression (in Arabic: Mon-kha-fadd Toshka); (4) Toshka Bay (Khore Toshka); (5) Toshka Spillway (Ma-feed Toshka); and (6) Toshka Canal (Sheikh Za-yed Canal). He then describes the Toshka Project infrastructure and the controversy surrounding the project. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt