دروس مستفادة من قضية مصنع اجريوم

د. زاهى حواس ابن دمياط والاثرى المعروف يكتب فى صحيفة الاهرام ويكلى

عن الدروس المستفادة من قضية مصنع اجريوم
وفى المقال يؤكد أنه من دمياط وانه دوما يفتخر بأصوله الدمياطية .

31 July - 6 August 2008Issue No. 908

Dig Days: A lesson from Damietta
By Zahi Hawass
What happened in Damietta is a lesson from which all of us -- governors, government officials and every Egyptian -- can learn. As we all know, a Canadian company, E Agrium, was pursuing the construction of a fertiliser factory on the Ras Al-Barr island, and because of the controversy parliament appointed a committee to study the case. This committee decided to move this factory away from Ras Al-Barr.
First, I would like to say that I am from Damietta, and I have always been proud of my origins. When National Geographic made a film about my life and work, I took them to Ras Al-Barr and the seashore where I spent my childhood. I took them to a unique place where the red water washed through the fertile land of the Nile joined the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful setting called Al-Lessan (The Cape).
This area has been developed by the great man and architect, and the regional governor, Mohamed Fathi El-Baradei. If you go there at sunrise or sunset, you will see a remarkable coastline that does not exist anywhere in Europe. Many famous actors, writers and politicians used to spend their summers relaxing on this magnificent seashore. After the 1973 war the shore was ruined by immigrants who turned it into a town, but El-Baradei restored it to its former glory and made it into a national park. No one could believe that the authorities would allow an industrial factory to be built on one of our treasured shores, destroying the natural beauty and fish and wildlife habitat and polluting the atmosphere. How could this happen? We must also ask ourselves why the Canadian company wished to do this. Would they have accepted this damage if it was being done in their own country? Would they destroy one own of their national parks? I think not!
This important case can teach us a lesson. First the governor, El-Baradei, stood with the people and spoke out against the government project. Normally in his position he should support government plans, but he put himself on the line and stood with the people of his district. He is a man with ethics and integrity. He felt that history would be his judge and if he did not do anything to help protect this area he would ultimately take the blame. He was not afraid of losing his position; instead he stood with courage and in a quiet way, without using an antagonistic voice, he analysed the project and concluded that the factory would ruin all his dreams to make Ras Al-Barr a protected site; a contribution from him, a gifted architect, to the people of Damietta.
The second lesson is how the people, together as one, stood against the government project. The people of Damietta did not stage violent protests or marches. They did not destroy cars or buses. To show that they opposed the project they put black flags above their houses to demonstrate that the factory would change their lives. All the political parties in Damietta, the Democratic Party and the opposition parties, as well as the members of parliament, rejected the project plan on the grounds that it would ruin the beautiful coastline. We can learn discipline and determination from the people of Damietta. President Hosni Mubarak, during his latest visit to Damietta, announced that he hoped to see all Egyptians behaving like the Damiettans.
The third lesson we can learn is that we need town planning. Our towns and villages do not have town planning like other places in the world. For example, when the city of New York was originally planned more than 200 years ago, certain restrictions were set that are still followed today. It is the duty of every governor to bring expertise and help establish plans for their towns and villages that designate specific locations for tourist and industrial activities. So, when they retire and future governors take over (even hundreds of years from now), they will have a plan to work by. We need to keep national parks safe because these natural wonders cannot be replaced. We have a vast desert that can house factories, but these factories must still follow regulations so they do not destroy our environment. We can look to the desert road in Upper Egypt to erect such industrial projects.
El-Baradei should be seen as an example of a man who has taught all of us an important lesson.

Agrium Crisis news

Damietta to Dress in Black on Tuesday and to Call on Mubarak to Keep his Promise

The Canadian Minister Threatens International Escalation of Agrium Case

Anti-Agrium Committee: Damietta Residents Pushed to the Limit

Parliament's Health Committee Postpones Damietta Visit after Assurances Agrium Plant Will Be Moved

Five thousand residents of Damietta marched in protest against the fertilizer plant that the Canadian Petrochemical Company Agrium is building on Ras el-Bar Island

Parliamentarians Propose Declaring Agrium Land Lot a Natural Reserve

1/ 5/ 2008
Essam Sultan, a lawyer and member of Al-Wasat Party, said he intends to file a report to the Attorney-General in a few hours on the commissions that the Canadian Ambassador Philip Mackinnon in his letter to the Minister of Petroleum said Agrium had to pay to facilitate building its fertilizer plant in Damietta

New Crisis in Damietta over MOPCO Urea Plant

Delegation of Damietta Heads to Presidency to Hand over First Statement against Fertilizers Factory

Damietta Says 'No' to Foreigners to Settle Fertilizers Factory Issue

Agrium Plant Destroys the Delta and Afflicts People with Fatal Diseases

The renowned architect Mamdouh Hamza : Agrium Project a Crime; Canadian Manager Must Be Sacked

Damietta Locals: "Damietta is Black Until Agrium Leaves"…

TV Authority Bans Talk Show Episode on Agrium Crisis

Agrium to Establish Ammonia Warehouses in Raas Al-Bar
Ashraf Fekry, Abdel Rahman Shalabi 28/ 9/ 2008
Agrium plant will establish warehouses for storing ammonia in Raas Al-Bar, to the east of the navigational canal, official sources said.
Such a step violates decrees of the Supreme Council of Energy, which banned the establishment of industrial projects in the area.
Agrium will establish the warehouses to store the ammonia produced by Misr Oil Processing Company “MOPCO” which has increased output from 660,000 tones to 1.8 million tons. Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official with Damietta governorate said Agrium will establish the warehouses on the 150,000-meter plot of land it bought from Al-Rihab Company.
Damietta governor warned the company against taking such a step, which will produce congestion and reignite societal anger toward the project, he said

إجريوم كمان وكمان

إجريوم كمان وكمان !

انظر الى تسلسل الاخبار وقول رأيك

اتفاق بين «الإسكان» و«دمياط» علي تحويل أرض «أجريوم» إلي ناد رياضي ومحميات

كتب مروي ياسين ١٧/٨/٢٠٠٨
اتفقت وزارة الإسكان مع محافظة دمياط علي بدء تنفيذ قرار المجلس الأعلي للطاقة بتحويل الأرض، التي كانت مخصصة لمشروع «أجريوم»، إلي منطقة سياحية، تشمل نادياً رياضياً ومنتجعاً للعلاج بالرمال ومحميات للأسماك والطيور المهاجرة، إضافة إلي مساحة لأعشاش الخوص و«الأكياب» علي غرار ما كان بالمدينة في الخمسينيات.
وقال الدكتور محمد فتحي البرادعي، محافظ دمياط، لـ«المصري اليوم» إنه اجتمع ومسؤولين من وزارة الإسكان، وتم الاتفاق علي الخطوط العريضة لاستخدامات الأرض التي تبلغ مساحتها ٥٠٠ فدان شرق القناة الملاحية

وأكد الدكتور محمد فتحي البرادعي، محافظ دمياط، أن وجود المنطقة السياحية الجديدة إلي جوار المنطقة الصناعية لن يؤدي إلي تلوثها، وأوضح أن المحافظة ستنتهي خلال شهور من إعداد المعالجات البصرية والبيئية، لحجب المنطقة الصناعية عن السياحية.

الى هنا والأخبار رائعة ..........

الى أن تم نشر هذا الخبر فى المصرى اليوم :

«أجريوم» تخطط لإنشاء مخازن أمونيا علي أرض رأس البر.. والمحافظة تحذر من عودة الغضب الشعبي

كتب أشرف فكري وعبدالرحمن شلبي ٢٨/ ٩/ ٢٠٠٨
كشفت مصادر رسمية أن شركة أجريوم قررت إنشاء مخازن للأمونيا في الأرض التي تمتلكها بجزيرة رأس البر شرق القناة الملاحية، ووصف مسؤولون في محافظة دمياط قرار الشركة بأنه مخالفة واضحة لقرارات المجلس الأعلي للطاقة، الذي حظر إقامة أي مشروعات صناعية في المنطقة.
وذكرت مصادر في أجريوم أن الشركة تري أحقيتها في استغلال الأراضي المملوكة لها، لإنشاء مخازن أمونيا
Damietta Says 'No' to Foreigners to Settle Fertilizers Factory Issue

صور من المظاهرات التى اجتاحت دمياط تعبر عن الغضب الشعبى لانشاء مصنع إجريوم الملوث للبيئة .
وأوضح مسؤول في المحافظة ـ طلب عدم نشر اسمه ـ أن أجريوم
ستبني مخازن الأمونيا علي الجزء الذي اشترته من شركة «الرحاب»، ويقدر بـ١٥٠ ألف متر، وأشار إلي أن محافظ دمياط حذر الشركة من الإقدام علي هذه الخطوة التي تهدد بإعادة الاحتقان والغضب المجتمعي ضد المشروع.

مصر دمياط Egypt Damietta

دمياط Damietta
جميلة دمياط ورقيقة وأصبحت أرق وأجمل بعد أعمال التطوير والتنسيق الحضارى لكورنيش النيل
The Nile river divides Damietta, which is the Capital of the Egyptian Governorate by the same name. The city has had a long history, but alas much of its ancient history is gone, as is often the case in the Nile Delta cities due to the river's destructive forces. The Hebrews knew the city as Kaftoud. In ancient Egypt, it was Tamit, or Tim Any, while in the Roman era and Coptic eras, it was Tamyatish and Tameat, respectively.

كورنيش النيل مدينة دمياط

Today, Damietta is becoming more and more of a retreat for the people of Cairo who wish to escape the tourist activity of
Alexandria and other North coast cities
Nile kornish

صور من زوايا مختلفة لكورنيش النيل بدمياط

Town in northern Egypt with 96,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), in the Nile Delta, close to the Mediterranean coast, on the eastern bank of the outlet of the Damietta branch of the Nile. It is the capital of the Damietta, or Dumyat, governorate with 1.1 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 589 km².Today, the port of Damietta is about 13 km in from the Mediterranean Sea. Originally, Damietta was right on the sea, but due to its exposure to foreign navy, the port and town was relocated 6 km inland in the 13th century. Silting of the Nile has added the extra kilometres.While of minimal importance for centuries, Damietta has in modern times again become an important port. Still it is only 3rd of the Egyptian ports on the Mediterranean Sea, with Alexandria and Port Said ahead. One reason for this are the limitations of the port which cannot be accessed by deep water vessels, cargo must be transported on river barges.The industries of Damietta produce furniture, clothing, leatherwork and flour. Fishing is also an important activity.

The port of Damietta dates to Roman tiemes. the configuration of the port at the mouth of the Damietta branch of the Nile has changed sigificantly over the centuries partly due to the increasing fan of the DELTA and partly due to progression/regressions of the Mediterranean Sea over the past 2000 years.Damietta Port:The new Damietta port is a multipurpose one which started recently to operate since July 1987,
through which it has handled several million tons mostly grain, flour and other bulk goods, also general cargo The annual port capacity is 5.6 Million tons.The new port is one of the most significant steps EGYPT has undertaken to improve foreign trade facilities. After a study of flow of trade-traffic undertaken through the Mediterranean in the late Seventies, Egyptian experts and US consultants agreed that a new port should be built between the two existing Mediterranean harbours of Alexandria and Port-Said.Another requirement was proximity to the Nile River, in order to ensure access to inland navigationDamietta port is situated on the Mediterranean coast, about 23 miles west of Port-Said with a road distance of 70 km, and 10 km from the Nile's Eastern branch near the seaside resort Ras El-Bar.
Economic Activity in Damietta achieves a rapid growth.
Industry :
Damietta produces about two thirds of the Egyptian production of furniture the total yearly production reachs 375,000 chamber, classified as sleeping rooms, receptions, salons and living rooms. All that moreover producing the modern kitchens and chairs.Damietta's production has the distinction in goodness and high taste which keep pace with the modernist international designs. There is about 100,000 artison works in this industry moreover 100,000 worker in the commercial and industrial activities that supports it the daily production valuated by 200,000 pounds.

معلومات عن دمياط

وجه بحرى
دلتا النيل

من ويكيبيديا، الموسوعة الحرة

كانت دمياط فى العصور الإغريقية والرومانية معروفة بإسم تامياتس كما كانت تعرف عند قدماء القبط قبل الفتح العربى بإسم تاميات و تامياتي مدينة دمياط في مصر على فرع دمياط (من النيل) و هي عاصمة محافظة دمياط (من محافظات الدلتا والوجه البحرى) . يفصلها شريط ضيق عن بحيرة المنزلة. وتقع على الضفة الشرقية لنهر النيل فرع دمياط قبل مصبه إلى البحر المتوسط بحوالى 15 كم. و إلى الجنوب الغربى تمتد مزارع الدلتا وسهولها.وهي من أجمل مدن مصر وتتميز بسواحلها الطويلة المطلة على النهر و البحر وهوائها العذب وطقسها المعتدل الذي انعكس على تصرفات شعبها فأصبحوا من أنشط الشعوب وأكثرهم جدية وإتقانا للعمل وأهدأ مزاجا وأكثر إنتاجا.كما يوجد بها ميناء دمياط من أهم و أشهر مواني مصر وأكثرها استقبالاً للسفن والبضائع الخارجية وبها مصيف رأس البر الذي يطل على مجمع البحرين العذب الفرات والملح الأجاج النيل و البحر المتوسط .
وتبلغ المساحة الكلية للمحافظة 1029 كم2
تعداد السكان حوالي مليون ومائة الف نسمة ، كما يبلغ تعداد سكان المحافظة التقديري في عام 2003 1,1 مليون نسمة، يتواجد منهم بالقطاع الريفى للمحافظة 691,687 نسمه بنسبه 72.5% ويبلغ معدل الزيادة السكانية للمحافظة 2.09%. و تعد اغني محافظة بجمهورية مصر العربية وفقا للأمم المتحدة
وتتكون المحافظة من 4 مراكز إدارية دمياط ، كفر سعد ، فارسكور ، الزرقا
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