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The pumping station and watering control at KADCO, Kingdom Agricultural Development Company, pulls water out of the canal coming from Lake Nasr.

The Toshka Project is an attempt to create a vast agricultural oasis out of desert and water diverted from the nile. Building started 10 years ago and was seen as Mubarak's pyramid. Now it continues to slowly grow at a fraction of it's original design.

David Degner / The National