Ministers of Environment, Local Development discuss new municipal waste system

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad and Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy met on Saturday to review the latest developments of the new solid waste system and other ongoing infrastructure projects across the country. 

The meeting addressed landfills; fixed and mobile intermediate stations; and recycling plants, as well as allocating lands to convert waste into energy.

CEO of the Waste Regulatory and Management Authority at the Environment Ministry Tarek Al-Araby and the Director of the Waste Executive UnitAhmed Said also attended the meeting.

During the meeting, Minister Shaarawy discussed the sanitary landfills and fixed and mobile intermediate stations that were implemented during 2021. He also reviewed the projects that are due for completion by the end of June 2022. 

Shaarawy affirmed the ministry’s efforts to close random landfills, remove daily waste, and allocate the land necessary to establish stations and infrastructure projects.

He further added that his ministry has reviewed the technical offers of the ‘EnviroDiet’ company — which is scheduled to monitor and follow-up on the operations of new companies working in the field of sanitation in Cairo — and assured that the details of the contract are still being hashed out.

Furthermore, Minister Fouad stressed the need to begin the operation of the recently completed first phase of the new municipal solid waste system.

She also highlighted the importance of involving the private sector in the new system.

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