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Table 3 The cost of raising thousand cubic meters of groundwater in New Valley governorate during season 2017/2018

From: Economic efficiency and productivity of lifting and distribution methods of groundwater for wheat and tomato in New Valley governorate

Power sourceStatementUse of electricity and deep pumpsUse of diesel and conveyor belts
LELife expectancyDepreciation premiumLELife expectancyDepreciation premium
Investment costsMotor and lifting equipment11934.0010.001193.40367.2010.003670.002
Towing and lifting pipes6057.7215.00403.8053261.6015.00217.44
Bayyara pipes5796.3620.00289.8022988.4020.00149.42
Distribution basin324.0015.0021.60324.0015.0021.60
 Total capital depreciation  1908.70  1095.60
 Return on capital  617.40  6026.40
Operating and maintenance costsFuel  4898.88  6026.40
Maintenance of motors, pumps, belts, and tires  2223.98  2551.07
Sustainable and technical labor wages  3888.00  5310.79
Oils, filters and lubricants  3348.00  1169.10
 Total operating and maintenance costs  14358.80  15057.40
Total actual costs  16884.90  20211.70
Disposal of water a thousand m3/year  128.79  128.79
Cost of raising a thousand cubic meters of water in pounds  131.10  156.94
  1. Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Economic Affairs Sector, unpublished data
  2. Osama Mahmoud Aweida, economic efficiency of the methods of lifting and distribution of groundwater in the new land in Egypt, reference above
  3. Return on capital = (total investment costs price, interest rate on the loan 22) to estimate the interest rate for the first and last term, and the interest rate announced by the Central Bank of Egypt in 2017 was 19.75
  4. Water disposal A m3/year = 540 h operating × 238.5 m3/h = 128.79 m3/year
  5. Water disposal A m3/year/cost of raising a thousand cubic meters of water = total. Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Economic Affairs Sector, unpublished data. Actual costs and maintenance costs required for the pumping of groundwater in New Valley governorate which requires shedding light on those items in some detail as follows