On 9th of August 2018, the Irrigation, Environmental, Natural Resources and Food Security Committee of the African Parliament paid a visit to the National Water Research Center in Delta Barrages. In this visit the Committee members had a tour in the premises of the Hydraulics Research Institute (HRI), where Prof. Samy Abdel Fattah Saed was in their reception. He first gave them a short presentation on the institute history, research agenda, examples of the activities and finally highlighted the capacity development activities for the Nile basin countries through the regional training center and the partnership with the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network.

This was followed by a tour in the experimental halls of HRI, where they stopped at Assuit hydropower physical model, Dr. Ahmed El Belasy, HRI Deputy Director, gave a short oral presentation highlighted the project study objectives and findings.