The Toshka, Qattara Depression and Golden Triangle projects
President Al-Sisi issued a decree to authorise the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy to establish an entity entrusted to implement the amended Qattara Depression project following law No.
One of the many promising projects that could introduce tremendous change to life of Egypt is that of the Qattara Depression
in the Western Desert, south of the Mediterranean North Coast, for which innumerable studies were conducted indicating its eminent feasibility.
Main character, police officer Mahmoud Abd Al-Zaher finds himself forced to serve in an isolated Oasis, located between Qattara Depression
and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Western Desert called 'Siwa.' This assignment from his superiors comes as a punishment for his cooperation with the revolution, accordingly, he takes his Irish wife Catherin in a journey that pushes them to explore more about themselves in the desert in a very closed and tribal society.
In one such project, he proposed to link Egypt's Western Desert (the Libyan Desert of the Eastern Sahara) and the Nile Valley, so as to extend the latter, with a network of transport and communications and specified an area north of the Qattara Depression.
Unfortunately, no one in authority considered implementing his project or even conducting a feasibility study for it or linking it with another suggested project for utilising the Qattara Depression. This proposed generating hydraulic energy by extending a canal southwards from the Mediterranean Sea on the North Coast to create waterfalls for generating energy.
The desert narrowed here to a 60km gap, bounded by the Mediterranean to the north and by the high escarpments of the Qattara Depression
to the south.
In 1988, Shell had a major gas discovery in the north between the Qattara Depression
and Lake Qarun.
In February 1997, IEOC began producing 3,800 b/d from its first oil well in the WD's Qattara depression
, where the field's reserves were then estimated at 4m bls.
1997, IEOC began producing 3,800 b/d from its first oil well in the Western Desert's Qattara depression
, where the field's reserves were then est.
In 1988, Shell had a major gas find in the north between the Qattara Depression
and Lake Qarun.