New Valley Project
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This file contains a digital map of the New Valley Project (Egypt) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The New Valley Project, also known as Toshka Project, was designed to divert water from Lake Nasser on the Nile River to irrigate lands near the Toshka Lakes in southeastern Egypt. The system's main feature, the Mubarak Pumping Station, was thought to be the largest of its kind in the world upon its completion in 2005. The purpose of the project was to develop a new urban center and increase the country’s agricultural production to support its growing population. However, there are concerns about the cost and the potential to meet its intended goals. Metadata embedded in the KMZ file include author contact, Creative Commons License information, and list of references. See the project website (URL shortcut: aub.ie/ibtwater) for information about methods, data sources, additional digital IBT maps, Google Earth tips, and a glossary of key terms.