The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918
The very streets of Meadi are gardens. The Delta Land Co. see to it that proper care is given to the trees and lawns and that spraying, pruning and other such necessary operations are done at the right time. They are fortunate in having among the residents of Meadi the state entomologist and other experts from the Egyptian Department of Agriculture and so in these respects the town is pretty well "fathered." There is little in the line of town beautification that is left undone.
The Delta Land and Investment Company, as its name implies, is a real-estate firm, but the business is far from being merely the selling of land and houses. It is a business founded on constructive imagination— the grasping of opportunity by the Company and the creation of opportunities for others. The selling of a house or a parcel of land to a client is only one item of the business.
Take, for instance, the questions of roads and of irrigation. Without both of these Meadi would have been impossible. The greater part of the glorious motor highway, that runs from Old Cairo along the Nile bank to Meadi, is the work of the company. It was a big job building that road, as anyone who has been along it can testify, and the job has been well done. The irrigation problem was equally big, although not quite so obvious to the casual visitor, who sees only the results an 1 these only partially. He does not realise that the cool shady streets, the pretty gardens and the fertile fields mean irrigation and careful organised plan. The streets and gardens of Meadi are included in the irrigation system.
The modern methods of the Egyptian Delta Land and Investment Company Ltd., have made modern Meadi a town of opportunity. The very look of Meadi homes and Meadi streets is a convincing argument to an investor. But the town is not a mere place to invest money; it is a place in which to live. Every reader of the Kia-Ora Coo-ee who is stationed in Cairo or who comes here on leave should visit Meadi, "The Town of The Garden Home."