Egyptian State TV explores the world’s longest river

The Nile

We now turn to CCTV’s special series on a magnificent journey down the Nile. The ‘life-giving’ river is suffering from a rise in pollution levels due to neglect. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim is looking at solutions for this environmental degradation, highlighting efforts to restore the natural beauty of the Nile.

Egyptian State TV explores the world's longest river

Egyptian State TV explores the world's longest river

We now turn to CCTV's special series - on a magnificent journey down the Nile. The life-giving river is suffering from a rise in pollution levels-- due to neglect. CCTV's Yasser Hakim is looking at solutions for this environmental degradation, highlighting efforts to restore the natural beauty of the Nile.

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  • The water contains effluent from factories, chemicals from farming and the untreated waste from at least 40 percent of Egypt’s households. At times the Nile is so poisonous treatment plants on the Rashied branch can’t cope – and the entire water supply is cut off.

Community along the Nile proves to be self-sufficient

Over the years, sprawling urban city centers have been established along the river, but some Egyptians prefer to live in outlying areas where they can irrigate the land for produce, using the river’s water. CCTV’s Fahmida Miller shares her experience from an agricultural island.

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Community along the Nile proves to be self-sufficient

Community along the Nile proves to be self-sufficient

Over the years, sprawling urban city centers have been established along the river, but some Egyptians prefer to live in outlying areas where they can irrigate the land for produce, using the river's water. CCTV's Fahmida Miller shares her experience from an agricultural island.